Donald Trump to Propose $54 Billion Increase in Military Spending

Posted March 01, 2017

On Friday, the White House excluded several major US news organizations, including some it has criticized, from an off-camera briefing held by the White House press secretary.

On Friday, Trump pledged that he will oversee "one of the greatest military buildups in American history".

The Office of Budget and Management typically tries to balance domestic and national security spending.

"We're going to start spending on infrastructure big", he said.

Touching upon the topic of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation member states that have yet to reach the US President's requirement on spending on the alliance, Trump said that the United States will ask reimbursement for the military support of those countries treating it "unfairly", US President Donald Trump said Tuesday.

Trump may not go into any more details on Tuesday besides a call to Congress for implementation, taking a cue from former presidents. With $20 trillion in debt, can you imagine that?

"With 20 trillion dollars in debt, the government must learn to tighten its belt", Trump said. EPA employees have told CNN that many inside the agency are still in denial about the incoming cuts to their budget, despite the fact that Trump and Scott Pruitt, the newly approved EPA administrator, pledged to trim the agency.

The budget cuts used to fuel the wars Trump referenced are expected to impact social safety-net programs; however, White House officials say that Medicare and Social Security will not be affected. "I say, 'What do all these people do?' You don't need all those jobs".

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Mr. Trump had demanded that top brass find additional ways to defeat jihadists. Illinois Republican Governor, Bruce Rauner, was not present at the gathering.

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Czwartacki said that the March submission would only address agency operating budgets funded by Congress and that proposals on tax reform and so-called mandatory programs - they include food stamps, student loans, health programs and farm subsidies - will be released later.

I think in terms of effort, which means something, but, I give myself an A+, okay?

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said the theme will be "renewal of the American spirit".

Administration officials said the president's first budget would seek to boost defense spending by $54 billion - offset by an equivalent cut from other discretionary spending. Where are they going to come up with that?

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