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Schwarzenegger Slams Trump for Taking From 'Poor Little Kids'

actor arnold schwarzenegger sits and points with his right index finger while delivering a rebuke of the president
Arnold Schwarzenegger (Sthanlee B. Mirador/AP)

By    |   Tuesday, 12 March 2019 04:19 PM EDT

Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger tweeted Tuesday a condemnation of President Donald Trump's fiscal 2020 budget proposal for cutting domestic spending programs.

"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?" Schwarzenegger, a Republican, said in the Twitter clip. "Why give it to the rich folks and take it away from the poor little kids? It doesn't make any sense."

The former governor added, "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, OK?"

The Trump administration announced its budget proposal for fiscal 2020 on Monday, The Hill reported, with acting White House budget chief Russ Vought saying cuts would total $2.7 trillion over a decade, which he claimed was the largest proposed budget reduction in the country's history.

The proposal includes sharp reductions in domestic spending, as well as a plan demanding tougher work requirements for those wanting government benefits.

The president's proposal also requests $8.6 billion for construction of building 700 miles of barriers for a wall on the southern border.

Democrats, who control the House and can prevent the plan from being passed, sharply criticized the 2020 budget proposal, calling it "dead on arrival."

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Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger rejected President Donald Trump's fiscal 2020 budget proposal cutting domestic spending programs.
arnold schwarzenegger, budget, actor, resistance, obstructionist
Tuesday, 12 March 2019 04:19 PM
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