Trump proposes to cut Medicare and spend big on wall, defense

DONALD TRUMP'S proposed fiscal 2019 budget includes increased defense spending, money for a southern border wall and cuts to entitlement programs. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER
DONALD TRUMP'S proposed fiscal 2019 budget includes increased defense spending, money for a southern border wall and cuts to entitlement programs. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER
NEW YORK - President Donald Trump will propose cutting entitlement programs by $1.7 trillion, including Medicare, in a fiscal 2019 budget that seeks billions of dollars to build a border wall, improve veterans’ health care and combat opioid abuse and that is likely to be all but ignored by Congress. The entitlement cuts over a…
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