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Donald Trump's 2018 Budget Proposal Seeks to Slash Federal Spending

Donald Trump's 2018 budget proposal seeks to slash federal spending.

The White House will propose slashing $1.7 trillion in entitlements, according to multiple reports.

President Trump's budget proposal for 2018 will recommend cutting $1.7 trillion in mandatory spending. It will call for cuts to food stamps, disability insurance and health care funding for children and families and also assume that Republicans' Obamacare repeal and replace legislation will pass.

The White House is expected to unveil its budget on Tuesday.

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"We are no longer going to measure compassion by the number of programs or the number of people on those programs. We will measure compassion and success by the number of people who get off those programs." said Mick Mulvaney, Office of Management and Budget Director.

This article was written by a staff member of TheStreet.