President Trump Listening to 'Candidate Trump' on Entitlement Reform

President Trump Listening to 'Candidate Trump' on Entitlement Reform

02-27-2017

So far, “Candidate Trump” and “President Trump” have been in agreement with each other.

President Donald Trump is clearly showing he’s out to fulfill his campaign promises despite all the naysayers. This week, he’s showing the country that he is holding firm on another campaign pledge: no cuts to Social Security and Medicaid.

His Treasury secretary, Steven Mnuchin, says Trump won’t touch those programs and indeed, in a newly published blueprint of the budget that is set to hit government agencies Monday, there are no cuts at all to those programs.

In May 2015, about one month before Trump announced his candidacy, he made the promise regarding entitlements on camera with me in Iowa. We’ve got the video for you here.

The Trump administration’s fiscal 2018 budget will be officially sent to Capitol Hill in mid-March.  Rather than entitlement cuts, the budget plans to slash funding at the Environmental Protection Agency and State Department.

It should be noted that even though the big entitlement programs won’t be touched, other programs could be cut, which MAY include food stamps, student loans, etc. We’ll keep an eye out for you.

 

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