The "Year Five Plan": Team Trump's post-election dream

axios.com - 05-12

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Some of President Trump’s top aides, who assume he will be re-elected, are already planning for an epic 2021 spending battle. What's happening: Senior administration officials — including acting Office of Management and Budget director Russ Vought and fiscally conservative chief Mick Mulvaney — have told Republicans that the president doesn't want Congress to strike a spending deal in September when current funding runs out. Instead, Team Trump wants a short-term solution to preserve the ability to fight for massive spending cuts in the fifth year of a Trump presidency.