Trump defends budget blueprint by stressing on safety

| Updated: Mar 17, 2017 05:02 IST

New Delhi [India], Mar. 16(ANI): Defending his budget blueprint, U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday said that there can be no prosperity sans safety. "A budget that puts #AmericaFirst must make safety its no. 1 priority-without safety there can be no prosperity," he tweeted. Trump's plan would cut USD 54 billion from federal agencies to fund defence spending. The budget blueprint, which will outline in the clearest terms to date what Trump's policy priorities will be as president, fits with Trump's pledges to increase defence spending and cut government waste as a candidate. Throughout his Presidential campaign, Trump had asserted that he would focus on spending cuts and tax reform, rhetoric that helped woo Republicans who questioned his commitment to other conservative principals. "I want the American people to know that our budget will reflect their priorities. We'll be directing all of our departments and agencies to protect every last American and every last tax dollar. No more wasted money," Trump said in a budget meeting earlier this month.(ANI)