President Donald Trump Proposes a 'Historic' $54 Billion Increase in Defense
President Trump is seeking what he calls a "historic" $54 billion in defense spending and deep cuts elsewhere, in his budget proposal for 2018 -- fulfilling a campaign promise. That's about a 10% increase.
Speaking at a meeting of the National Governors Association, Trump called it a "public safety and national security budget."
Reuters reports officials said the defense increase would be financed in part by cuts to the State Department, Environmental Protection Agency and other non-defense programs, which includes reduction in foreign aid.
Fox News reports an administration official said the plan won't make significant changes to Social Security or Medicare.
Trump says America doesn't win wars anymore and that needs to change.
The budget proposal will be submitted to Congress next month.