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Opinion: Trump shouldn’t have the last word on acceptable language

We all need to use the seven words the Trump administration seemingly doesn't want to hear.

The latest distraction for President Trump — and confusion for the American public — involves his administration’s advice to multiple agencies within the Department of Health and Human Services to avoid using certain words in official documents being prepared for next year’s budget. The forbidden words are vulnerable, entitlement, diversity, transgender, fetus, evidence-based, and science-based.

That directive reminds me of a chilling sentence from George Orwell’s classic book, “1984.”

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