As quoted in an interview:
Chomsky described the Trump administration’s approach to the problem as “surreal.”
“So in February, the pandemic is already raging. Everyone outside the United States recognizes it … Right in the middle of February, Trump comes out with his new budget for the next year. It’s worth taking a close look at it. Further cuts for the Center for Disease Control and other health-related parts of the government, to cut them further in the midst of a pandemic. [...]”
Is this true as stated, and were the proposed cuts significant to make the statement more than just nominally correct?