Mulvaney: We won't balance budget this year

Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Mick Mulvaney on Sunday said his office will not be able to balance the budget this year.

“No, we won’t be able to balance the budget this year, but we’re working on trying to get it to balance within the 10-year budget window, which is what Republicans in the House and the Senate have traditionally done the last couple of years,” Mulvaney told NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

The proposal for President Trump’s budget includes increases in defense spending and for the Department of Veterans Affairs, while cutting from the Labor Department and the Environmental Protection Agency.

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Mulvaney said Trump’s vision for the budget is consistent with his comments on the presidential campaign trail.

“He’s trying to do something that politicians are not very famous for, which is actually following through on his promises,” Mulvaney said.