Didn't he propose to increase spending in the budget that was published yesterday?
Yes he's increasing spending, but only because Mexico is refusing to pay for the wall so your taxes will have to do it instead.
Except he's also cutting taxes, so really it's just more deficit spending. But hey at least we'll be ready for that upcoming war with iran! Fiscal responsibility is a campaign issue only, it seems, freely discarded when it comes time to govern.
The emails I've been getting at work have been hilarious. They say all kinds of encouraging things about this budget strengthening our programs, improving our security, protecting our resources, and directly supporting our mission, and oh btw it's a huge budget cut and were going to have to fire a bunch of you because there's not enough funding in it to keep the lights on. Such a joke.
I'll be watching for the analogous messaging if they pass the AHCA. I expect they'll claim they are "strengthening and protecting" Medicaid by cutting $880 billion from its budget.