Trump just released his full-year budget proposal and it’s truly hideous

The White House released on Monday President Donald Trump’s federal budget for fiscal 2019, which contained billions of dollars in cuts to social and entitlement programs while requesting billions for his proposed border wall with Mexico.

The 160-page budget document — which was drafted by budget director Mick Mulvaney — called for Congress to appropriate $18 billion for the border wall and $23 billion total for border security and immigration enforcement programs.

Trump has repeatedly said that Mexico would pay for the border wall.

At the same time, social programs, including food stamps, Medicare and Medicaid, were slashed by $1.7 trillion. Medicare alone would see a $237 billion cut under the budget.

In addition, Trump has proposed eliminating federal funding for the Corporation of Public Broadcasting, which funds PBS and National Public Radio stations.

Through the $4.4 trillion budget request — which will add at least $7 trillion to the debt over the next decade — the White House appeared to admit that the $1.5 trillion tax cut voted into law by the GOP, as well as significant spending increases, have made eliminating the national debt in a 10-year span unlikely.

Federal agencies including the Department of Homeland Security, Veterans Affairs and Defense are set to see some of the largest increases in funding, while the Departments of State, Labor, and Housing and Urban Development would see significant cuts.

Around $716 billion would be directed to national defense spending, while $200 billion would be put towards Trump’s $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan and $17 billion would be used for “opioid-related spending.”

The Republican Party has long made eliminating the budget deficit part of its platform, but the Trump administration has steered away from this approach in favor of lower taxes and increased spending.

The White House budget request, like just about all others before it, will face tough resistance in Congress — which is responsible for approving the annual budget — from both sides of the aisle and much of it will be cast aside or edited.