RUSH: So the president submits his budget, and it becomes a blueprint of what he wants, but it don’t carry any weight unless he has the muscle and the party support in Congress to work together with his Republican majority to craft a budget that Trump wants.
Now, Trump clearly has a Republican majority. He’s got a vast majority in the House. He’s got a, what, two-seat, four-seat majority in the Senate, but of course they don’t have 60 votes, which is their fallback excuse for doing nothing in the Senate. So Trump has submitted his budget. And Trump will be able to say, whether this budget of his gets close, doesn’t stand a chance, whether it becomes law, Trump will be able to say that he kept his promise.
He campaigned on specific things as president, and you can see a lot of them in this budget. This Trump budget is awesome. It eliminates the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, which is NPR and public TV, just wipes it out. It eliminates the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities. It has drastic cuts at the State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development, which is the home, I guess, you would say of foreign aid.
The budget proposes to eliminate funding for the African Development Foundation, the Appalachian Regional Commission, the Chemical Safety Board, the Corporation for National and Community Service, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Delta Regional Authority, the Denali Commission, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the Inter-American Foundation, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency, the Legal Services Corporation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation, the Northern Border Regional Commission, the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, the United States Institute of Peace, which is a redundant agency. We already have that. It’s call the Department of Defense.
The United States Interagency Council on Homelessness. Just zap it. And the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. That is a think tank. That’s where guys that are pro-Palestinian do their official thinking. Every one of these pro-Palestinian, pro-Arab guys in the Middle Eastern conflict works over there. So these are just some of the things that are just eliminated, just zapped. CPB, Corporation Public Broadcasting, National Endowment of the Arts, the Humanities, all that. And a massive cut to the State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development, which is where foreign aid is.