UPDATED 11:47 AM PT — Thurs. February 8, 2018
Food stamp enrollments are posting a steady decline under the Trump administration.
According to the latest USDA data, the number of food stamp recipients decreased from 45.6 million last October to 41.6 million the following month.
This is a stunning four million enrollee drop over a one month span.
However, in Florida alone, food stamp enrollment increased by 3.5 million people over the same period as the state was affected by Hurricane Irma.
Overall, public reliance on welfare programs declined by two million people last year due to a stronger economy under President Trump.