From Politico’s Dan Diamond, reporting for Politico on the White House-released 2020 budget steering $20 million to fund a mobile children's hospital project at Miami's Nicklaus Children's Hospital. Thanks to reader HR for sending this.
Nicklaus had lobbied Trump on the golf course in Florida, and he met with HHS Secretary Alex Azar and then-OMB Director Mick Mulvaney in Washington, D.C., to request funds, say two individuals with knowledge. Trump personally directed HHS to earmark the funds to help Nicklaus develop mobile children's hospitals, one individual said.
Jack Nicklaus, lobbyist. That’s something I never thought I’d see.
But, as far as pork goes, hard to argue against something that helps pediatric care.