White House spokesman Raj Shah mentioned Tuesday that the budget no longer best addresses a number of of President Trump’s campaign guarantees, however it additionally has a significant deficit relief.
“When you look at this president’s budget, it outlines our priorities. It rebuilds the military — gives the funding that this president has requested, that Secretary [James] Mattis and the generals have requested — to ensure our national security. It funds priorities like helping our veterans, [and] the opioid crisis. It makes a down payment on our infrastructure plan to rebuilds roads, bridges and airports,” Mr. Shah, main deputy press secretary, mentioned on Fox News.
Mr. Shah added that the budget additionally has a significant deficit relief — totaling $three trillion — which he mentioned has no longer been as extensively reported.
Mr. Trump launched his budget request on Monday to blended opinions. Although it comprises investment for bipartisan reasons, just like the opioid drawback, some have criticized the plan, arguing it in reality provides to the deficit. The $four.four trillion budget provides $7 trillion to the deficit, in line with The New York Times. The proposal now heads to Congress for lawmakers to study.