Schwarzenegger blasts Trump budget for taking money from 'poor little kids'
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Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) criticized President TrumpDonald John TrumpNew EPA rule would expand Trump officials' powers to reject FOIA requests Democratic senator introduces bill to ban gun silencers Democrats: Ex-Commerce aide said Ross asked him to examine adding census citizenship question MORE’s fiscal 2020 budget proposal on Tuesday, which includes cuts to domestic spending and more money for defense.

“President Trump, I have a question,” Schwarzenegger began in 30-second clip he released on Twitter on Tuesday. “Why do you take $1.3 billion from after school programs in your 2020 budget when you go and do tax reforms, which is gonna cost the taxpayers $500 billion ever year?

“Why give it to the rich folks and take it away from the poor little kids? It doesn’t make any sense,” he continued. 

“Maybe that’s what you did at the Trump University and stuff like that but doesn’t make any sense normally. So, put it back in, okay?” the “Terminator” actor added.


On Monday, the Trump administration released its budget proposal for the fiscal 2020. Acting White House budget chief Russell Vought said cuts in the proposal, which outlined much of the president’s priorities in the coming year, amounted to $2.7 trillion over a decade.

Vought said it was the largest proposed budget cut in the country’s history.

The proposal called for steep domestic spending cuts and also featured a plan to require tougher work requirements for people seeking government benefits, including Medicaid and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program food benefits.

The proposal also requests $8.6 billion for construction of 700 miles of barriers for Trump’s long-sought southern border wall.

The budget won't pass Congress with Democrats in control of the House, but the blueprint provides insight into the administration's priorities.

Democrats slammed the fiscal 2020 budget proposal as being "dead on arrival."

Sen. Patrick LeahyPatrick Joseph LeahyNegotiators face major obstacles to meeting July border deadline This week: Congress set for clash on Trump's border request Congress unlikely to reach deal on Trump border bill before break MORE (D-Vt.), vice chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, said the proposal "is not worth the paper it is printed on."