'Diversity' among 7 words banned from CDC budget documents, reports say

Posted at 5:57 AM, Dec 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-16 01:46:07-05

(CNN) - Fetus, transgender and diversity are words fine to say on the air, but the White House apparently does not want to see them in the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's next budget report.

The list also supposedly includes the words "vulnerable," "entitlement," "evidence-based" and "science-based."

According to the Washington Post, policy analysts at the CDC in Atlanta had a meeting Thursday with senior CDC officials, where the officials reportedly told the analysts the list of forbidden words.

The Post reported these seven words and phrases cannot be used in any of the CDC's official documents that are being prepared for next year's budget.

The CDC budget analysts were, in some cases, given alternate phrasing to replace the banned words, but were not told why the words were being banned.

CNN reached out to the CDC but hasn't received a response.     

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