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President Trump: I will look to cut the defense budget in the future: C-Span interview


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President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he would look to cut defense costs in future budgets after ramping up military spending during his first 2-1/2 years in office.


“We now have a very strong military. A lot stronger after this last budget. And then at some point very soon I’ll be able to cut back. But we had to rebuild our military,” Trump told the C-Span cable channel in an interview.


Trump has increased defense spending in each of his budgets since entering the White House in 2017, after accusing his predecessors of depleting the military.


Asked about his agenda if he wins a second term in 2020, Trump said: “I think getting costs, now that the military is very close to being totally rebuilt, I think costs are going to be a big factor.”



31st July 2019

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