Here comes Trump's "Hard Power" budget
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.