"We have dedicated our lives to combating this disease and no longer feel we can do so effectively within the confines of an advisory body to a president who simply does not care," the six said in a published statement.
As rationale for their decision, they also cited how Trump has refused to meet with HIV/AIDS advocates, deleted AIDS policy pages from the White House website, and left key policy positions vacant.
The final straw was Trump's support for the farce of a healthcare bill, which isn't a health bill at all but actually a tax cut exclusively for millionaires and billionaires (if you earn less than $400,000, no tax cut for you). Trump's proposed bill would radically slash needed HIV/AIDS healthcare spending and particularly harm vulnerable communities.
Ironically, the largest HIV outbreak in recent years isn't among the LGBT community but among rural white, poor drug users in Indiana, home to Trump's vice-president. Trump won the poor white demographic there overwhelmingly.
In other words, Trump is once again shafting his own supporters. Remember on election night (link here) how he said, "I promise you I will never let you down"?
Yeah, he was lying. Again.