Politico’s Ben White slammed President Donald Trump’s 2019 budget proposal, saying it was “ridiculous” on its face and would haunt the president on the campaign trail.
“Where to start with it? I mean, it’s a fairly ridiculous document,” White said. “First of all, it’s obviously going in the trash on Capitol Hill and is not going to be considered as a serious proposal.”
“What Trump is setting himself up for is getting hammered on the campaign trail for proposing big cuts to Medicare, Social Security, social safety net programs, things he said he wouldn’t do, all for a document that is not going to get taken seriously,” he went on, saying neither the numbers nor the politics made any sense. “I don’t see a lot of good to come out of this for President Trump, to be honest with you.”
“Let’s remember what President Trump said on the campaign trail. Not only would he balance the budget, he would eliminate the federal debt entirely,” White continued. Trump’s budget “presumes the debt is going to grow under his presidency. It will be larger when he leaves than when he came in.”
“Frankly, I don’t think Republican voters at this point are all that interested in fiscal responsibility any more,” White added, saying Trump was using an outdated playbook better suited to the Tea Party movement from nearly 20 years ago. “They don’t want to hear about Medicare and Social Security cuts, it’s partly how he won.”
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Watch a band in cow costumes sing about Devin Nunes at White House impeachment protest
Protesters clad in full-body furry costumes sang about Rep. Devin Nunes during a Saturday protest at the White House.
The protesters were dressed as cattle after the Fresno Republican sued a fake cow Twitter, @DevinCow.
The protesters changed the lyrics to the hit 1958 Chuck Berry song "Johnny B. Goode" to "Devin Nunes."
Video of the protested was posted to Twitter by Democratic strategist Parkhomenko, who was targeted by Nunes in one of his lawsuits.
The lyrics to the 1958 Champs song "Tequila" were changed to "subpoenas."
Shocking photos document the devastating flooding pummeling San Francisco
San Francisco was battered by a heavy winter storm on Saturday that caused localized flooding throughout the city.
"A low pressure system off the Northern California coast Saturday hurled bans of strong downpours into the Bay Area, triggering a flood warning for San Francisco," KPIX-TV reported.
"San Francisco Muni officials tweeted that train service between West Portal to Embarcadero Station had been shut down due to flooding. Several streets were flooded in San Francisco’s western neighborhood including knee-high water at 15th Ave and Wawona," the station noted.
North Korea announces ‘test of very great importance’ occurred at the Sohae Satellite Launching Ground: report
North Korea state media reported on a "successful" test at a missile launch site.
"A very important test took place at the Sohae Satellite Launching Ground on the afternoon of December 7, 2019," a spokesperson for the Academy of the National Defense Science said.
The spokesperson said the test was "of great significance to the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea.
#UPDATE North Korea conducts a "very important test" at its Sohae satellite launch site, state media reports, as nuclear negotiations between Pyongyang and Washington remain deadlocked https://t.co/abYhRDvBic pic.twitter.com/neCYEQTEhf