Trump Demands 5 Percent Spending Cuts From Every Cabinet Agency

Government Executive: President Trump on Wednesday ordered Cabinet secretaries to develop a plan to cut 5 percent of their agencies’ budgets, saying the reductions would “get rid of the fat” in the federal government.

Trump made the request at a Cabinet meeting, saying that spending increases in his first two years were necessary to build up the military and achieve other goals. In reality, Trump has called for dramatic spending reductions at most federal agencies in both of his budget proposals.

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