WASHINGTON Feb 27 Republican President Donald
Trump will seek to boost Pentagon spending by $54 billion in his
first budget proposal and cut the same amount from non-defense
spending, including a large reduction in foreign aid, a White
House budget official said on Monday.
Trump will let the Department of Defense decide how to
spend the extra billions and most federal agencies will see
reductions in funding, an official from the Office of Management
and Budget told reporters. The official said Trump's first
budget will not address taxes or mandatory spending.
(Reporting by Ginger Gibson; Writing by Doina Chiacu; Editing
by David Alexander)