White House Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney said President Trump’s budget proposal is “consistent” with his campaign theme of “draining the swamp” because it seeks to “restructure” D.C. and “reduce” the size of government.
Mulvaney also predicted that the Trump administration would be able to run the federal government “more efficiently” than the Obama administration with a smaller federal workforce.
“Really, what you are talking about doing is restructuring Washington, D.C. – that is how you ‘drain the swamp,’ so the president uses different words. He doesn’t use the words ‘restructuring government, reorganizing government.’ He uses the words ‘drain the swamp’ – that’s what this is.
This is a centerpiece of his campaign,” Mulvaney said Tuesday at the White House during a briefing about the administration’s “Comprehensive Plan for Reforming the Federal Government and Reducing the Federal Civilian Workforce.”
Mulvaney was asked to address the rising concerns in D.C.’s surrounding counties over the spending reductions in the budget.“To a certain extent, folks who live here and are worried about the value of their condominiums and their homes need to recognize there are bigger issues at play. Fixing the government is more important than any particular subgroup’s interest...