Trump reportedly tells CDC: You can't use these 7 words

Analysts are reportedly prohibited from using the phrases in official documents they prepare for the 2019 budget, which is expected to be released in February.

Donald Trump's organization has supposedly banned the Center for Disease Control from utilizing seven words and expressions, including "science-based" and "transgender", in archives it is dealing with for one year from now's financial plan. On the list: "diversity", "fetus", "transgender", "vulnerable", "entitlement", "science-based" and "evidence-based". For example, officials can say "CDC bases its recommendations on science in consideration with community standards and wishes" instead of saying a recommendation is "science-based" or "evidence-based".

An unnamed CDC analyst told the Post that everyone's reaction was "incredulous", and noted that the move was highly unusual.

Other CDC officials confirmed the existence of a list of banned words to the Post.

In response to ABC News' request for comment from the CDC, an HHS spokesperson responded in a statement.

"The Trump administration is full of risky science deniers who have no business near American public health systems like the CDC", she continued. "It was very much, 'Are you serious?" A "longtime CDC analyst" who spoke to the Post said that they did not remember a time when an administration previous banned "controversial" words from budget documents.

By the way, the CDC has a budget of about $7 billion and more than 12,000 employees, working on everything from food and water safety to heart disease to infectious disease outbreak prevention. "Are you kidding?'" the analyst said. "HHS also strongly encourages the use of outcome and evidence data in program evaluations and budget decisions".

"The assertion that HHS has "banned words" is a complete mischaracterization of discussions regarding the budget formulation process", HHS spokesman Matt Lloyd said Saturday.

Following the news of the banned words, Twitter was flooded with remarks from individuals anxious about a ban on the expressions science-based and confirm based, while others featured feelings of trepidation over the words transgender and assorted variety being banned - with a board individual from the World Professional Association for Transgender Health portraying the move as "very stunning".

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