Trump’s budget by the numbers: What gets cut and why

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President Donald Trump’s team released its first full budget proposal on Tuesday, and while lawmakers are likely to dismiss most of it — as they traditionally do with most White House wish lists — the document provides fresh insight into the administration’s priorities.

While the overall proposed spending is about on par with last year, at $4.1 trillion for 2018, the budget is notable for the knife it takes to domestic programs focused on science and research, the arts and, most notably, social welfare programs.

On the flip side, defense spending would be upped by about 10% and more than half of the increase in border security funds would be directed toward the construction of a “new and replacement” border wall.

Here is a rundown of the most eye-popping numbers to come out of Trump’s first budget:

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