Trump releases budget proposal increasing military spending

Sully Sullivan joined Good Morning San Diego to discuss President Trump’s first budget proposal and how it will impact military spending.

· President Donald Trump’s first budget proposal will look to increase defense and security spending by $54 billion to $716B and cut roughly the same amount from non-defense programs, the White House said Monday.

· “This budget will be a public safety and national security budget,” Trump said at a bipartisan gathering of US governors at the White House Monday, vowing substantial increases in defense, law enforcement and infrastructure spending.

· Congress is not mandated to follow Trump’s budget plan and in the coming weeks Republicans on Capitol Hill are expected to call administration officials to Congress to explain their proposal. The administration will also work with agencies to figure out how they will focus on cuts to their funding

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