Trump White House proposes ‘historic increase’ in defense spending

Mr Trump will seek to boost Pentagon spending by $US54 billion ($70 billion) in his first budget proposal and slash the same amount from non-defence spending, including a large reduction in foreign aid, a White House budget official said.

Speaking from the White House to America’s governors Monday President Donald Trump gave a preview of his first budget, which will be submitted to Congress next month. “And just to tell one example so I’m not just saying this; once again we hear, just recently I was reading this nonsense about Trump making fun of a disabled reporter”. Presidents have historically poked fun at themselves in speeches and skits and the opening toast of the WHCA has been “To the President of the United States”.

The move, which is unprecedented in White House history, was slammed by the White House Correspondents’ Association, who are directly responsible for the event in question. Former US President Barack Obama attended eight times.

They have been doing this by publishing all sorts of fake news to discredit him thinking that hopefully it can help cut short his presidency.

The White House invited a pool of news organisations that shares its work with other press to the briefing and said it felt “everyone was represented”. In a statement issued shortly after Trump’s tweet, Mason said the show will go on under that very premise. Remarks by a comedian, often roasting the president, and a humorous address by the president himself, often roasting the press and political opponents, have highlighted the event, which C-SPAN has carried live.

On Friday, the White House also denied access to an off-camera briefing to several major USA media outlets, including CNN, the Los Angeles Times, The New York Times and Politico.

Mulvaney said agency heads received Monday their total funding limits for the year and would mull spending changes with the White House.

Media outlets who have published such pieces “are the enemy of the people”, Trump said. “Please wish everyone well and have a great evening!”, the President tweeted Saturday.

The White House refused to confirm reports on Trump’s forthcoming budget proposal.

Also blocked were the Los Angeles Times, BuzzFeed, and most foreign press, according to the news outlet Axios.

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