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President Trump is reportedly telling aides to prepare for significant budget cuts should he win reelection, marking a reversal of the sizeable spending the White House has directed since he took office.
Five people briefed on the discussions told The Washington Post that the administration will be better positioned to reduce spending and shrink or completely scrap certain agencies starting in 2021, especially if Republicans win back the House.
The article goes on to state the following:
However, the cost-cutting goal for a potential second-term is thrusting uncertainty into how to tackle current negotiations with House Democrats on crafting a budget and lifting the debt ceiling, the newspaper reported.
“Trump has told aides he wants to pursue big spending cuts if he wins a second term, but advisers don’t know how far he is willing to go. Is Medicare still off the table? The uncertainty is clouding the current budget fight,” Damian Paletta, Washington Post reporter, tweeted.
NEWS: Trump has told aides he wants to pursue big spending cuts if he wins a second term, but advisers don’t know how far he is willing to go. Is Medicare still off the table? The uncertainty is clouding the current budget fight. https://t.co/T9OOYgaRd2
— Damian Paletta (@damianpaletta) July 20, 2019
— Mark Albert (@malbertnews) July 20, 2019
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