Trump: Spending Cuts, Welfare Reform Come Next

By Susan Jones | November 21, 2017 | 8:04am EST
President Trump makes remarks ahead of a cabinet meeting on Nov. 20, 2017. (Photo: Screen capture/C-SPAN)

(CNSNews.com) - President Trump is going to Florida for the Thanksgiving, but he says he'll be "working very hard" while he's there.

At the start of a Cabinet meeting on Monday, Trump plugged the Republican tax plan, then said spending cuts and welfare reform are next on the list:

"We're working to reduce wasteful government spending," Trump said. "We'll be working on healthcare, infrastructure, and welfare reform. We're looking very strongly at welfare reform, and that will all take place right after taxes -- very soon, very shortly after taxes. So we'll be submitting plans on healthcare, plans on infrastructure, and plans on welfare reform -- which is desperately needed in our country -- soon after taxes.”

 

Trump said his Cabinet would also discuss the opioid epidemic and the need for a wall on the southern border.

"We need it," Trump said about the wall. "It's rough territory. That's where the drugs are coming in. A lot of things are happening along the border -- the southern border -- and we're going to straighten it out."

At the White House press briefing on Monday, a reporter asked spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders what Trump meant when he mentioned welfare reform:

"I think there's no secret," Sanders said, noting that Trump had spoken about it during the campaign. "And when we have specifics on what that will look like, we'll certainly announce them and roll them out. I don't anticipate that happening over the next couple of weeks. We're very focused on tax reform and making sure we get that done by the end of the year.

“But this is something that the president has a great deal of interest in, and I think you can count on probably the first part of next year seeing more specifics and details coming out on that.”

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