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President Donald Trump makes a statement on the terrorist attack in Manchester after a meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Tuesday, May 23, 2017, in the West Bank City of Bethlehem. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump's budget slashes programs for the poor and aims to eliminate the deficit in a decade


UPDATE 11:14 a.m. EST:

Trump's $4.1 trillion spending plan calls for sharp cuts for programs benefiting the poor, including Medicaid, disability payments and food stamps. Administration officials are aiming to get people off government support and back into the work force.

Trump's budget aims to eliminate the deficit in a decade while protecting Social Security and Medicare.

UPDATE 11:09 a.m. EST:  Trump has sent his budget to Congress.

ORIGINAL STORY:  President Donald Trump's proposed 2018 budget includes a $1.6 billion investment for "bricks and mortar for a wall," reports CNN

A source close to the budget said that the money would likely only cover a few dozen miles of wall and isn't even close to the cost of what he promised on the campaign trail. 

Estimates for the cost of the border wall range somewhere in the tens of billions. 

The Department of Homeland Security did not get any funding for the wall in 2017, but they did receive $20 million from Congress that had originally be earmarked for other purposes. 

The White House is also asking for $1.5 billion to support Trump's desire to increase the number of detentions and deportations of undocumented immigrants. 

Trump's budget has drawn strong criticism on social media. 

Others think that more money needs to be invested in the border wall. 

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