Donald Trump is expected to propose a 21 per cent reduction in foreign aid and cuts to social safety-net programmes in his $4.8 trillion (£3.7 trillion) budget proposal for the 2021 fiscal year.
The US president is also seeking $2bn (£1.5bn) to fund further construction of a wall along the US border with Mexico, a promise he made during his campaign for the presidency in 2016. The figure is substantially less than the $8.6bn (£6.7bn) he requested a year ago.
On Sunday, Mr Trump hosted the annual Governors’ Ball at the White House and praised America’s governors for doing a “tremendous” yet sometimes difficult job leading their states, before claimed some of the credit for himself, saying: ”You just look at the way our country’s doing. We’ve never done as well as we’re doing right now.”
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