Just as promised during the campaign trail, President Donald Trump will further strengthen the U.S. military by boosting defense-related spending in his first proposed budget.
Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney told reporters Wednesday that the “America First budget” will fulfill the promises that President Trump made and first on the list is to maintain the global leadership of America’s armed forces.
Mulvaney said the planned budget will see the Pentagon’s spending climb by 10 percent and the Department of Homeland Security’s funding jump by 6 percent.
The Daily Caller reports:
“In fact, we wrote it in the president’s own words,” Mulvaney said. “We went through his speeches, his comments, we talked to him and we wanted to know what his policies were, and we turned those policies into numbers.”
Mulvaney said the budget, which will be submitted to Congress Thursday, uses reductions in specific agencies to justify increases in others.
Among the reductions mentioned is the cut to the Environmental Protection Agency’s budget.
Mulvaney added that the budget will emphasize the president’s policies, which are focused on “defense, border enforcement and money for the wall.”