The biggest cuts include those to several domestic programs and federal agencies, specifically the EPA and State Department. Under John Kerry’s tenure as secretary of State, he made climate change part of his diplomatic mission. A more comprehensive budget will be released March 13. Trump has already indicated he won’t touch entitlements like Social Security and Medicare. He hopes to redirect billions of dollars being spent on EPA global warming programs, research, and grants.

President Donald Trump proposes boosting defense spending by $54 billion in his first budget  what’s your opinion?

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The president plans to offset that by an equal amount cut from the rest of the government’s discretionary budget, according to administration officials.

Green Climate Fund

The money saved would be allocated to increase defense spending. During the campaign, Trump said he would stop contributing to the United Nations Green Climate Fund (GCF), ostensibly used to help “climate” refugees. He said we should be focused on fixing our country’s infrastructure, including its crumbling bridges, airports, highways, and dams.

President Obama has already forked over a billion dollars to the GCF with another $2 billion earmarked for the U.N. During the transition, the incoming Trump administration asked the State Department what it spent on environmental and climate issues. Inspectors estimate at least nearly $80 billion has been spent on climate-related programs since 2008.