Trump's budget proposal for the next fiscal year which begins on October 1st calls for increased spending on homeland security and national defense and calls for spending nearly $9 billion on his fantasy border wall, but the budget also includes some massive spending cuts.
Trump's proposal for fiscal 2020 includes spending cuts for health care and, to my own surprise, another wholesale attack on Medicaid.
From the Washington Post:
Total spending on Medicare, the popular health-care program for the elderly that in the past he had largely said he would protect, would be reduced by about $845 billion over 10 years. Some of those savings — possibly between $250 billion and $300 billion, according to an estimate from the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget’s Marc Goldwein — would be redirected to other health programs, but most would be removed from the budget.
The president’s budget also proposes a major overhaul of Medicaid, the health-care program for low-income Americans run jointly with states, by turning more power over to states and cutting spending by $241 billion over 10 years.
Given that this will never become law, this should be viewed as a campaign document and cited as such by Democrats.
Trump will enter the campaign season with a budget proposal that calls for spending more money on a wall and significantly less money on health care. It's a proposal for more racism and more death.
I am actually surprised someone in the White House thought it was a good idea to pick another fight over health care during the next campaign. Only White House budget director Mick Mulvaney could come up with something that stupefying.