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Schiff to Trump on Budget: 'We'll Take It From Here'

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Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)

By    |   Monday, 11 March 2019 06:54 PM

President Donald Trump's proposed $4.75 trillion budget is useless, says Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif.

"Trump finally submitted a budget (a month late)," Schiff tweeted late Monday. "Let's take a look, shall we? $8 billion for a wall Congress rejected. $840 billion in cuts to Medicare. Trillion dollar deficits for the next four years. You know what, Mr. President, keep your budget. We’ll take it from here."

Trump's budget also calls for a substantial reduction for Medicare and controversial work requirements for Americans collecting a variety of welfare benefits.

The president is requesting an additional $8.6 billion to build the wall along the U.S.-Mexico border – $5 billion from Congress and $3.6 billion from the military construction budget, for fiscal 2020.

"In the last two years, President Trump and his Administration have prioritized reining in reckless Washington spending. The Budget that we have presented to Congress and the American people . . . embodies fiscal responsibility and takes aim at Washington's waste, fraud, and abuse," Office of Management and Budget Acting Director Russ Vought said in a statement.

"Our national debt nearly doubled under the previous administration and now stands at more than $22 trillion," he continued. "This Budget shows that we can return to fiscal sanity without halting our economic resurgence while continuing to invest in critical priorities."

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