US President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting about the federal budget in the Roosevelt Room of the White House.

US President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting about the federal budget in the Roosevelt Room of the White House.

On Thursday President Trump will lay out the details of his first budget. Deep cuts are expected in domestic programs and foreign aid, and a big boost to military spending has already been promised.

On the day of its publication, we take a first look at the financial priorities of the Trump administration. What will cuts means for organizations such as the Environmental Protection Agency and the State Department? Having promised to ‘drain the swamp,’ will the budget show that President Trump can radically reform the size and nature of the federal government?

Guests

  • Dean Baker Co-director, Center for Economic and Policy Research and blogger, Beat the Press; author of "Rigged: How Globalization and the Rules of the Modern Economy Were Structured to Make the Rich Richer."
  • Brian Riedl Senior fellow and member of Economics 21, the Manhattan Institute; former chief economist to Senator Rob Portman.
  • Jennifer Scholtes Budget and appropriations editor for Politico.
  • Paul Farhi Staff writer, The Washington Post

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