Former President Trump Criticizes President Biden’s Student Loan Forgiveness Plan

Trump Calls Biden “Crooked” in Speech at National Summit

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Former President Donald Trump criticized President Joe Biden’s failed student loan forgiveness plan during a speech at the Moms for Liberty Joyful Warriors National Summit in Philadelphia. Trump referred to Biden as “crooked” and denounced his plan to forgive upwards of $10,000 per federal loan borrower. The former president argued that this plan would be unfair to those who worked hard to pay off their loans and accused Biden of trying to buy votes with the proposal.

Supreme Court Rules Biden’s Plan Unconstitutional

On the same day as Trump’s speech, the Supreme Court declared Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan unconstitutional. The plan aimed to cancel debt for borrowers making less than $125,000 per year, with Pell Grant recipients eligible for up to $20,000 in forgiveness. However, Chief Justice John Roberts, writing for the 6-3 majority, stated that the plan, part of the HEROES Act, did not authorize loan forgiveness. As a result, roughly $430 billion in federal student loan balances would not be erased, disappointing the Biden administration.

Trump Celebrates Supreme Court Decision and Religious Liberty Win

During his speech, Trump also addressed the Supreme Court’s decision in 303 Creative LLC. v. Elenis, which gave a Christian web designer the right to deny services to same-sex couples based on religious beliefs. The former president celebrated this ruling as a “tremendous win” for religious liberty, highlighting the significance of the decision.

White House Doesn’t Respond to Journal Press Request

Journal Press reporters reached out to the White House for a statement regarding the Supreme Court’s ruling on Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan but did not receive a response.

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Conclusion

Former President Trump’s criticism of President Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan and celebration of the Supreme Court’s ruling have drawn attention to the issue. The court’s decision has dealt a significant blow to the Biden administration’s efforts to implement the plan, which would have provided relief to millions of borrowers. The ruling also underscores the ongoing debate surrounding student loan forgiveness and offers insight into the conservative shift in the Supreme Court’s decisions. As the Biden administration faces this setback, it remains to be seen how they will address the student loan crisis moving forward.