1.4 Million Households No Longer Need Food Stamps Under Trump, Report
The number of food stamp households also reached a historic low
Over 1.4 million American households have stopped using food stamps since President Donald Trump’s first full month in office in February 2017, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has reported.
The data on food stamp enrollment released Friday revealed that the number of food stamps in October 2018 plummeted to 19,410,711, down by 1,428,558 from February 2017 when 20,839,269 households were registered in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
The number of food stamp households also reached a historic low, according to recent data - a figure not seen since June 2010 when enrollment in the nation’s food stamp program was at 19,143,572.
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According to a report from Breitbart:
Food stamp households dropped below 20 million for the first time in eight years. At the time, enrollment among households dropped to 19,992,124 in February 2018 — the first time enrollment dipped below 20 million since September 2010.
Figures are now showing that food stamp enrollment has been falling under Trump.
According to the latest from SNAP, Approximately 3,619,048 individuals discontinued their participation in the program between February 2017 and October 2018.
The falling trend in enrollment among both households and individuals throughout Trumps Presidency is synchronized with the steady decrease in SNAP participation since 2013.
Food stamp enrollment declined every month in the fiscal year (FY) 2018.
Below is the month-by-month breakdown of how many people overall canceled their SNAP benefits in FY 2018, using the latest data from the USDA.
October to November: 4,050,688
November to December: 357,508
December to January: 740,952
January to February: 385,456
February to March: 39,701
March to April: 426,055
April to May: 139,570
May to June: 175,204
June to July: 352,584
July to August: 86,238
August to September: 297,116
September to October: 61,888
President Trump's approval rating hit 52 percent, the “highest level of approval since shortly after his inauguration,” according to Rasmussen Reports daily tracking poll on Tuesday.
Just 47 percent of respondents disapproved of the president's current job.
“The latest figures include 39 percent who Strongly Approve of the job Trump is doing and 39 percent who Strongly Disapprove,” said Rasmussen.