White House spokesman Raj Shah mentioned Tuesday that the budget no longer simplest addresses a number of of President Trump’s campaign guarantees, nevertheless it additionally has a big deficit aid.
“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, primary deputy press secretary, mentioned on Fox News.
Mr. Shah added that the budget additionally has a big deficit aid — totaling $three trillion — which he mentioned has no longer been as extensively reported.
Mr. Trump launched his budget request on Monday to blended critiques. Although it comprises investment for bipartisan reasons, just like the opioid downside, some have criticized the plan, arguing it in truth provides to the deficit. The $four.four trillion budget provides $7 trillion to the deficit, in keeping with The New York Times. The proposal now heads to Congress for lawmakers to check.