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The art world is voicing horror at President Donald Trump's push to eliminate U.S. cultural funding entirely, saying that poor and rural Americans will be hardest hit. In his first budget outline, Trump called for the complete end of federal support to public broadcasting and the National Endowment for the Arts as part of a trimming of government spending.A 2012 study by the corporation found that, in the case of a total end to federal funding, 54 local public television stations and 76 radio stations would risk shutting down.The National Endowment for the Arts, which Trump hopes to shut down in two years, brings music and other cultural programs to rural areas, some ravaged by substance abuse and addiction.The CPB in 2016 took $445 million, or 0.01 percent, of U.S. federal spending, and the National Endowment of the Arts received $146 million, or 0.004 percent, in 2015 .
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