Trump takes credit for cost-cutting on political ads
President Donald Trump took credit Wednesday for cost cutting on political advertising, saying it was “not the right time” to spend the billions of dollars needed to help the military combat Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria.
In a tweet that was shared thousands of times, Trump touted his campaign spending plans that included cutting $100 million in presidential advertising, a $150 million reduction in military spending, and $300 million to $500 million for veterans affairs.
He said the changes would help combat the Islamic State group’s “vicious propaganda campaign.”
“We are now cutting our costs and saving millions of dollars.
I am proud of that,” Trump said.
“But it is not the right opportunity.”
Trump has repeatedly said he’s spending too much on his political campaigns and has criticized Republican lawmakers for not supporting his agenda.
He has also threatened to withdraw from the Paris climate accord unless Congress funds his plan to scrap the Obama-era carbon tax.