Trump lays out hike in military spending - BBC The blueprint will increase defence spending by $54bn (£43bn) but seeks to recoup that sum through dee
Trump lays out hike in military spending – BBC
The blueprint will increase defence spending by $54bn (£43bn) but seeks to recoup that sum through deep cuts elsewhere, including to foreign aid.
Mr Trump’s plan leaves large welfare programmes untouched, despite Republican calls for reform.
Trump wants ‘peace through strength’ – but this budget is a recipe for war – The Guardian
Whenever you’d interview Donald Trump supporters during last year’s election campaign, one line would come up more than any other: “He’s a successful businessman,” they’d say, “and it’s about time someone ran the country like a business.”
If those voters were expecting Trump to steer the US government with technocratic efficiency, they will have been disappointed by the performance so far. Of course the president himself insists it’s running like a “fine-tuned machine”, but the resignations, leaks, unfilled posts and overturned executive orders suggest a rather less sleek operation.
Trump ‘planning to cut diplomacy and foreign aid by a third to pay for military spending’ – Independent
US officials say Donald Trump’s administration is proposing deep cuts in spending for diplomacy and foreign aid programmes to help pay for increased military spending.
Officials familiar with the proposal say it calls for slashing 37 per cent from the State Department and the US Agency for International Development budgets. Development assistance would take the biggest hit.
Donald Trump pledges to make other countries pay for military help and fund expanded defence budget with ‘revved up economy’ – Telegraph
Donald Trump has said money to fund a major boost to defence spending will come partly from a ‘revved-up economy’ and reimbursements from foreign countries where the US provides military assistance.
Mr Trump was discussing his first major speech to Congress later on Tuesday in an interview with Fox and Friends.
Big surge for military in Trump budget, big cuts elsewhere – Daily mail
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump is proposing a huge $54 billion surge in U.S. military spending for new aircraft, ships and fighters in his first federal budget while slashing big chunks from domestic programs and foreign aid to make the government “do more with less.”
The Trump blueprint, due in more detail next month, would fulfill the Republican president’s campaign pledge to boost Pentagon spending while targeting the budgets of other federal agencies. The “topline” figures emerged Monday, one day before Trump’s first address to a joint session of Congress, an opportunity to re-emphasize the economic issues that were a centerpiece of his White House run.