White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer will likely field questions about President Donald Trump’s budget proposal in a news briefing Thursday.
Spicer is expected to begin speaking around 2 p.m. Watch live in the player above.
Trump unveiled a $1.15 trillion budget on Wednesday, a far-reaching overhaul of federal government spending that slashes many domestic programs to finance a significant increase in the military and make a down payment on a U.S.-Mexico border wall.
Trump’s proposal seeks to upend Washington with cuts to long-promised campaign targets like foreign aid and the Environmental Protection Agency as well as strong congressional favorites such as medical research, help for homeless veterans and community development grants.
The $54 billion boost for the military is the largest since President Ronald Reagan’s Pentagon buildup in the 1980s. It promises immediate money for troop readiness, the fight against Islamic State militants and procurement of new ships, fighter jets and other weapons.
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