The arts are a major part of the Trump administration’s agenda, and it appears they’re on the chopping block.
A new report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) found that the arts are likely to face the steepest cuts under the president’s tax plan.
The administration released its first budget proposal on Tuesday and it would eliminate or reduce the federal government’s tax incentives for museums and performing arts.
The proposed cuts, the GAO said, would be a “devastating blow” to the country’s “highest-performing institutions.”
Trump’s budget plan also proposes to slash funding for the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Science Foundation by nearly $1 billion.
Trump has previously called the arts a “disgrace” and a “national disgrace.”
His budget is a continuation of a similar proposal from last year, which also targeted the arts.