Good post-daylight savings day Monday morning.
Here is what’s on President Trump’s agenda today:
- President Trump has lunch with the vice president
- The president receives his intelligence briefing
Trump to release 2020 budget
President Trump will release his new budget requests for the next fiscal year.
President Trump will soon formally seek a total of $8.6 billion in new border wall funding from Congress as part of the White House’s upcoming budget proposal for the next fiscal year, three sources close to the budget process tell Fox News, although the aggressive request faces all-but-certain rejection in Congress amid a growing crisis at the southern border.
The budget is also expected to seek money to establish the Space Force as a new branch of the military, and to sharply curb spending on domestic safety-net programs. The outline includes a total of $2.7 trillion in nondefense spending cuts and the administration says its proposals would put the federal government on track to balance the budget by 2034.
“In the last two years, President Trump and this Administration have prioritized reining in reckless Washington spending. The Budget that we have presented to Congress and the American people … embodies fiscal responsibility, and takes aim at Washington’s waste, fraud, and abuse,” said Office of Management and Budget Acting Director Russ Vought in a statement Sunday night. “Our national debt nearly doubled under the previous Administration and now stands at more than $22 trillion. This Budget shows that we can return to fiscal sanity without halting our economic resurgence while continuing to invest in critical priorities.”
Democrat leaders Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi are not pleased with the budget.
“President Trump hurt millions of Americans and caused widespread chaos when he recklessly shut down the government to try to get his expensive and ineffective wall, which he promised would be paid for by Mexico,” Schumer and Pelosi said. “Congress refused to fund his wall and he was forced to admit defeat and reopen the government. The same thing will repeat itself if he tries this again. We hope he learned his lesson.”
“At a time when our country faces challenges about jobs for the future, this money would better be spent on rebuilding America, and on education and workforce development for jobs for the 21st century,” they concluded.
Larry Kudlow, WH economic advisor, told Fox News that the president also wants a 5 percent cut on all domestic spending.
Covington teen to sue CNN for $250m
When did it become socially acceptable for an adult to aggressively intimidate a kid? When that kid is wearing a Make America Great Again hat. I hope that boy owns CNN when this is over.
Nicholas Sandmann, the poor teen dragged by media giants and celebrities because they wanted their dream anti-Trump narrative to be true, and his lawyer, L. Lin Wood, told Fox News this weekend the lawsuit was coming this week. Sandmann is also suing the Washington Post. None of these powerful outlets could be bothered to exercise restraint and verify their aspirational reporting before setting off a major media storm and smearing the Covington boys and their families.
Sandmann “did absolutely nothing wrong,” his lawyer said.
The teen was visiting Washington, D.C., with his classmates to attend the March for Life. He was approached near the Lincoln Memorial by a Native America social justice activist who, according to video, beat a loud drum and shouted in his face. The activist then told the media the teen and his schoolmates were attacking another minority group that was assembling nearby. His story was later proven false when other videos of the altercation were examined.
AOC hits Reagan on Twitter
Over the weekend, Speaker of House Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) swiped at President Ronald Reagan.
“A perfect example of how special interests and the powerful have pitted white working class Americans against brown and black working-class Americans is Reaganism in the ’80s when he started talking about welfare queens,” Ocasio-Cortez told The Intercept’s Briahna Gray.
“So you think about this image of welfare queens and what he was really trying to talk about was … this like really resentful vision of essentially black women who were doing nothing, that were ‘sucks’ on our country. That’s not explicit racism but still rooted in a racist caricature.”
Reagan was re-elected, winning 49 out of 50 states. If AOC’s remarks aren’t an indictment of our educational system, I don’t know what is.
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And that’s all I’ve got, now go beat back the angry mob!