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$20K in taxpayer funding went to a musical about an illegal immigrant

Doc Thompson
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Our priorities as a country should be health care, the economy and national security – so why did $20,000 in taxpayer funding go to a musical about an illegal immigrant in love with an ICE agent?

“Walls” was performed this month by the San Francisco Mime Troupe, which was awarded a $20,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

"Think about all of the things that we have to deal with," Doc Thompson said on Thursday's "The Morning Blaze with Doc Thompson." He listed health care, the military and the economy as important priorities for the country.

"Would you say that lesbians are a priority in the world? How about illegals sneaking across the border?" he sarcastically asked Kris Cruz and Kal Elsebai.

The musical’s main character in the government-funded production is Zaniyah, a criminal illegal immigrant who is gay and struggles with mental health issues, the Washington Free Beacon reported in June. The plot centers on whether or not she will cross the border to be with the woman she loves – who happens to be an Immigration and Customs Enforcement officer.

The NEA and the National Endowment for the Humanities have both received a $2 million increase in funding thanks to a budget passed by Congress earlier this year.

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