Republicans don’t see eye to eye on much these days. Donald Trump’s proposed budget cuts to the State Department, Lindsay Graham warned on Tuesday, “would be a disaster.” Graham blasted Trump for cuts which “show a lack of understanding”, and even vowed the budget is “dead on arrival. It’s not going to happen.”
The Trump Administration’s proposed cuts would target major efforts in diplomacy and development, funding which the admirals and generals wrote is “critical to keeping America safe.” Foreign aid is seen by most foreign policy and military experts as crucial investment into the national security interests of the United States. Congress is under no obligation to accept the Trump budget and it appears likely they won’t.
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