Lindsey Graham Laughs At Trump’s Budget Proposal Then Totally Punks Him (VIDEO)


Not even President Trump’s own party supports his budget proposal, according to comments from one GOP senator.

On Monday evening, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Trump’s first budget proposal was “dead on arrival” and wouldn’t stand a chance passing through Congress.

Without mincing words, the former presidential candidate told NBC News:

‘It’s not going to happen. It would be a disaster.’

Graham is concerned with Trump’s proposed cuts to the State Department, especially cuts to foreign aid. He believes American Foreign Service officers overseas would be placed at increased risk.

‘A budget this lean would put those who serve overseas for the State Department at risk. And it’s not going to happen.’

On Monday, Trump proposed cutting foreign by $54 billion in order to increase defense spending by the same figure. The Trump administration will also cut the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), a move that seemingly has many climate advocates worried.

The full budget proposal is expected to be released on March 16, but is already a source of worry among Democrats and Republicans alike.

Both parties have already begun speaking out to condemn Trump over the proposed cuts and rearranging of funds. Members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee have said foreign aid is a necessity in many third world countries. According to many, it positions America as a global leader.

Sen. Christopher Coons (D-Del.) echoed Graham’s sentiments in a series of tweets Monday, writing:

‘Foreign assistance must be a bipartisan priority so that we can achieve of nat’l interests & keep Americans safe.’

Referencing proposed budget cuts to the EPA, Coons wrote:

‘POTUS’ budget will slash funding for the EPA, disregarding its [important] role. I will fight to protect our air & water.’

Sen. Marco Rubio also took to Twitter, writing:

‘Foreign aid is not a charity. We must make sure it is well spent, but it is less than 1% of budget & critical to our national security.’

Trump is expected to explain his budget proposal in greater detail during a joint session of Congress on Tuesday evening.

Watch the clip of Graham speaking about Trump’s budget proposal below, via Twitter/NBC Nightly News:

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