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Jonathan Swan Mar 16, 2017
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Here comes Trump's "Hard Power" budget

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The Trump Administration released its first budget blueprint today. The proposal is heavy on defense and border security and light on just about everything else — including, surprisingly, some infrastructure programs.

Budget Director Mick Mulvaney, who briefed White House reporters Wednesday, said we should expect an "America First Budget" and a "Hard Power Budget" as opposed to a "Soft Power Budget."

Between the lines: Hard power over soft power means Trump will bolster the Pentagon at the expense of the State Department.

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