Even though he wants to cut every single penny of federal funding from the Public Broadcasting System (PBS), the home of Sesame Street and the beloved Muppets, Scrooge McTrump’s administration also reached out to Sesame Street and made it clear they would very much like some of the characters to appear at the upcoming White House Easter Egg Roll.
PBS told the New York Times that the White House did indeed make last-minute requests for characters such as Big Bird and Elmo to appear and delight the children.
Sesame Workshop spokesperson Elizabeth Weinreb Fishman corfirms that one costumed character will be appearing at the event, which is a big difference from the multitude of Muppets which traditionally show up for the Easter Egg Roll.
On March 16, Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney explained the proposed cuts to the arts and PBS by commenting:
“When you start looking at places that we reduce spending, one of the questions we asked was can we really continue to ask a coal miner in West Virginia or a single mom in Detroit to pay for these programs? The answer was no.”
Hey, Mick, you and your boss need not expect any fucking hugs from Elmo this year. Elmo says he’s fresh out of hugs for tightwad assholes.
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