Trump Puts Final Touches on Speech Focusing on Economy, Defense

Donald, Donald, Donald. It's not a messaging problem, it's not about a popular former president working behind the scenes to oppose you.

The president told the nation's governors on Monday that his plan "puts America first", and that "we're going to do more with less, and make the government lean and accountable to people".

The president previewed a boost in military spending during a speech on Friday to conservative activists, pledging "one of the greatest build-ups in American history".

The U.S. now spends about $596 billion on its military - that's more than the next seven most expensive militaries combined.

Touching upon the topic of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation member states that have yet to reach the US President's requirement on spending on the alliance, Trump said that the United States will ask reimbursement for the military support of those countries treating it "unfairly", US President Donald Trump said Tuesday.

Donald Trump's budget director, Mick Mulvaney, briefed reporters yesterday on the White House's new proposed budget, which as you've probably heard, seeks significant new spending on the military.

He skipped the dinner in April 2016, which came amid the presidential campaign and was the last of the dinners in which President Barack Obama was the honored guest. By Tuesday morning, the White House line was that the defense build-up would be paid for by a "revved-up economy".

Mr Trump also said he is tougher than Mr Obama when it comes to deporting anyone living in the country illegally.

The legal way for Trump to deal with this problem is to get Congress to adopt legislation that increases the security cap. In the campaign Trump promised huge tax cuts but top GOP leaders like House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin don't want this year's tax reform drive to add to the budget deficit. "My messaging isn't good", Trump said, clarifying his somewhat garbled self-awarding of grades moments earlier.

However in the same interview, Mr Trump acknowledged that he may have not communicated his policies well enough to the American people during his first month in office, but hopes to reverse that in a historic speech to Congress today.

  • Zachary Reyes