White House: President Donald Trump’s upcoming budget to ask for $54B increase in defense budget

Posted at 10:31 AM, Feb 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-27 10:50:05-05

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Donald Trump’s upcoming budget will ask for $54 billion increase in defense budget, the Associated Press reported.

“I will make our Military so big, powerful & strong that no one will mess with us,” Trump tweeted during his presidential campaign.

The White House on Monday will issue a budget proposal. It will call for cuts to several federal agencies, including the Environmental Protection Agency and the State Department.

Trump is first expected to address the budget outline when he meets at the White House on Monday with governors from around the country. He’ll also lay out his budget proposals in greater detail to Congress on Tuesday.

The President said over the weekend that he would “do more with less and make the government lean and accountable to the people.”

He says his budget proposal will also keep tax dollars in the U.S. to help veterans and first responders.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.