It’s not just Trump’s fingers that are short.
Donald Trump’s idea of how to make America Great again is to spend more money than ever on the military. Trump’s budget proposes an increase in military spending of $54 Billion Dollars. Never-mind the fact that we already have the world’s most powerful fighting force. Never-mind that we already spend far more than other countries on defense. Never-mind the fact that we already spend 16% of the federal budget, $602 billion dollars on defense spending. America spends less than 1% on foreign aid, or about 45 billion dollar annually.
Trump proposes to cut unspecified domestic programs and foreign aid, to pay for these cuts.
The problem is that Trump promised NOT to cut social security, medicaid, and medicare.
Thus, even if Trump eliminated all foreign aid, he couldn’t save enough money to justify 54 Billion Additional dollars in military spending.