On Monday, media reports from a briefing from the Office of Management and Budget said that President Trump’s 2018 budget will seek $54 billion in extra defense spending. According to the reports, the money will come spending cuts elsewhere, and “mandatory programs” will not be impacted in the new budget.
“We will increase security and we will decrease lower-priority programs. Most federal agencies will see a reduction as a result,” an Office of Management and Budget official said speaking on condition that he not be named, according to the Washington Times.
“We’re going to do more with less and make the government lean and accountable,” Trump said during a meeting with governors on Monday.