In a sudden reversal, President Trump declared Thursday that he has “overridden my people” and supports funding the Special Olympics despite his administration’s proposed budget cuts.

His comments come after Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos spent days defending a plan to slash funding for the program that provides year-round sports training and competition to children and adults with intellectual disabilities at House and Senate budget meetings.

“The Special Olympics will be funded. I just told my people, I wanna fund the Special Olympics, and I just authorized a funding of the Special Olympics,” Trump said before leaving for an evening rally in Michigan. “I’ve been to the Special Olympics, I think it’s incredible and I just authorized a funding. I heard about it this morning. I have overridden my people. We’re funding the Special Olympics.”

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