BBC News: Reports " US President Donald Trump is seeking to boost defence spending by $54bn (£43bn) in his proposed budget plan for 2018, which is about a 9% increase. "
Lets Get Real:
This is a good move by President Trump, the Defence Department needs the increase after the Obama years. The question as the article states is who gets its spending cut, one can see the Republicans on the Hill want to cut welfare, this will come with opposition from the Democrats and the Urban elite media. There will be heartbreaking stories on how this or that cut will cut a poor family, that is how the elite press works, never mind that the US is at WAR and needs to increase defence spending, it will be playing on the hearts of the voters. IF the President was not popular before he will be less popular now, well Trump wanted the job.