Trump's first budget: Why the Trump administration may find it hard to slash overseas aid

The Economist , Mar 15, 2017

THE Trump administration is mulling significant reductions in the budgets of the State Department and the United States Agency for International Development—perhaps by as much as 37%. Polling evidence suggests that makes a lot of sense politically: aid and foreign affairs frequently top lists of least-popular spending. Nonetheless, achieving that cut may be more difficult than it first appears, particularly when it comes to support for the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, or PEPFAR. The potential difficulty is that Mr Trump’s desired cut could cause millions of deaths. Please click here to continue reading this article.