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Trump seeks to shrink Cabinet agency budgets by 5 percent

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump, faced with a budget deficit that hit a six-year high, on Wednesday called on his Cabinet secretaries to cut their budgets by 5 percent."I'd like you all to come back with a 5 percent cut, and I think if you do more than that, we will be very happy. There are some people sitting at the table ... that can really do substantially more than that," Trump told his Cabinet secretaries at a meeting attended by reporters. "Get rid of the fat, get rid of the waste," Trump said.Earlier on Wednesday, he told reporters the budget cuts were for next ...

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First Published: Wed, October 17 2018. 23:06 IST