Trump's foreign aid budget: The response on Twitter

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U.S. President Donald Trump today announced deep cuts to the country’s foreign aid budget in a proposal that slashes State Department and USAID funding by nearly one-third and eliminates multiple development agencies.

As experts across the world weighed in on what, if realized, the cuts could mean for global development efforts, some U.S. agencies named in the proposal responded with bare-bones statements of support. Others — such as the Overseas Private Investment Corporation — used Twitter to tie their mission to President Trump’s “America first” message.

Here’s a snapshot of what agencies, experts and organizations had to say about the proposal:

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