In my article on Trump’s proposed cabinet appointments, I wrote that Trump was not a “career politician” by any stretch of the imagination.
Rather, he was an opportunist who could “push back” against AIPs efforts to “muddy the waters” by creating a new “new breed of policy.”
In this sense, Trump’s approach is “very much like a politician pushing back against an agenda that’s been established by his predecessors,” I wrote.
This is what we saw in the first weeks of Trump presidency, with many members of the administration working to weaken AIP efforts and thwart their efforts to impose a global diet regime.
In the case of Stephen Miller, who is Trump’s nominee for director of the Office of Management and Budget, the move was not accidental, as Miller was appointed by then-candidate Trump in 2017.
Miller, a former Wall Street banker and the chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers under former President George W. Bush, has made a career of pushing back on AIP policies.
During his tenure at the Council, Miller has been particularly critical of AIP attempts to impose an “international food rationing regime” and other policies that he said were “designed to increase hunger, stifle economic growth, and lead to a greater level of social inequality.”
Miller has also taken an increasingly aggressive stance against AIFs and the idea of a global food ration.
In an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal, Miller described AIF as “the most extreme example of a policy agenda that seeks to use public health and food production to control the lives of individuals and families.”
In an interview with ThinkProgress, Miller also said that “I am in favor of an AIF,” and called for it to be implemented as a global plan.
In 2018, Miller told the New York Times that AIF is “a plan that will lead to starvation.”
This was not the first time that Miller has made anti-AIF remarks, which was not unexpected.
In March 2018, when asked if he supported the idea that people should be required to buy a “diet” to stay healthy, Miller said, “No.
Not on a national level, at least.”
During the same interview, Miller was also quoted as saying, “It’s a waste of money to go to a doctor and ask for a nutrition plan, unless you have the money.”
In the same article, Miller called AIF “the worst of all possible worlds.”
This is a sentiment echoed by many other AIP proponents.
During an interview on Fox Business Network, AIP proponent Jared Taylor argued that a “worldwide diet regime is a great idea” and that “the American people should get it.”
This comment was made in a September 2018 interview with Fox Business host Stuart Varney.
“You know, it would be great to have a world-wide diet and all the problems of hunger and starvation,” Taylor said.
“I think it’s a really bad idea.”
Similarly, former Republican National Committee Chair Mike Huckabee, who was Trump’s running mate in 2016, has said that a global AIP is a “sensible approach” that is “going to work.”
In 2017, Huckabee wrote a New York Post op-ing arguing that a world diet regime would work “so well” that it “should be the policy of the nation, not just of the president.”
He also suggested that the U.S. could “get our hands on an army of doctors and nurses” to fight AIF.
And as recently as January, Republican strategist and AIP advocate Mark Cuban said that the global food regime “would be a great thing.”
It is difficult to assess Trump’s position on the idea.
In a 2017 New York magazine interview, Trump called AIP a “very, very bad idea” that would lead to “an even greater level and level of economic inequality.”
He added, “I’m not sure that we should be making the decision right now, as a country, to have any sort of a diet or any sort [of] dietary policy.”
While Trump may not be the most “careful” policy maker in the administration, his administration has continued to roll out the AIF diet, as well as other policy initiatives, like the AICP, the AID, and the AIS.
The most controversial of these initiatives, the plan to replace Medicare with a single-payer system, has been endorsed by a number of leading AIP organizations, including the American Enterprise Institute and the Heritage Foundation.
The AIP plan also includes the creation of a task force to oversee the implementation of the AISA, which would “establish the minimum standards of a world health system” that will be “based on human need and the needs of those who are less fortunate.”
In other words, the government is promising to provide health care to people in poverty in exchange for the government providing food and other services.
This would be a far