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Trump's Commerce Department celebrates 'American Dream Week' by touting subsidy agency Trump budget would kill

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President Trump's budget says the entire Economic Development Administration should be scrapped, saving $220 million next year. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Amid the firing of Anthony Scaramucci, the revelation of a grand jury impanelment in the Russia investigation, Jim Acosta's poetry slam with Stephen Miller, and President Trump's transcripts about "local milk people" leaking, it's been quite an "American Dream Week," at the White House.

The Commerce Department, under the leadership of Secretary Wilbur Ross, marked the week with a blog post celebrating a subsidy program for small businesses. The subsidy is the revolving loan program run by the Economic Development Administration within Commerce.

The funny thing is that the Trump White House is calling for the abolition of EDA. Calling the agency's subsidies "duplicative" of other federal subsidy programs, Trump's budget says the entire EDA should be scrapped, saving $220 million next year.

Timothy P. Carney, the Washington Examiner's commentary editor, can be contacted at tcarney@washingtonexaminer.com. His column appears Tuesday nights on washingtonexaminer.com.