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President Donald Trump unveiled a $1.15 trillion budget Thursday, proposing a far-reaching overhaul of federal spending that would slash many domestic programs to finance a big increase for the military and make a down payment on a U.S.-Mexico border wall.

Trump’s plan seeks to upend Washington with cuts to long-promised campaign targets like foreign aid and the Environmental Protection Agency as well as strong congressional favorites such as medical research, help for homeless veterans and community development grants.

“A budget that puts America first must make the safety of our people its number one priority — because without safety, there can be no prosperity,” Trump said in a message accompanying his proposed budget that was titled “America First: A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again.”

The $54 billion boost for the military is the largest since President Ronald Reagan’s Pentagon buildup in the 1980s, promising immediate money for troop readiness, the fight against Islamic State militants and procurement of new ships, fighter jets and other weapons. The 10 percent Pentagon boost is financed by $54 billion in cuts to foreign aid and domestic agencies that had been protected by former President Barack Obama.

The budget goes after the frequent targets of the party’s staunchest conservatives, eliminating the National Endowment for the Arts, legal aid for the poor, low-income heating assistance and the AmeriCorps national service program established by former President Bill Clinton.

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PhotoGeorge says:

This another attempt by TRUMP to deflect the focus from his Russian issues.

Janus 54R says:

Trump eats a big Mac i want a big Mac

Ginger Boudreaux says:

A building blew up in Carolina and Y'all are showing these snowflakes??

Kevin Nicholson says:

soddom and Gomorrah.

Mc Loughlin says:

wtf is this… why don't they move back to their country and fight for their rights n welfare there..

Austin L. says:

Donald J Trump President of the United States. Making America Great Again ! !

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