With the official swearing in of Donald Trump less than 24 hours away, the president-elect is wasting no time following up on his campaign promise to reduce government spending and start completing projects “under budget”.
Trump’s press secretary Sean Spicer held a briefing with reporters today to deliver an update on the transition process and readiness of the president-elect to take office. He started by introducing Vice President-elect Mike Pence, who told reporters that the process has been completed “on schedule and under budget”.
“We will actually return some 20 percent of taxpayer funding back to the U.S. Treasury, and that is exactly in keeping with the president-elect’s expectations going forward,” Pence said. He continued by stating that Trump knew how to “sharpen his pencil” (despite how mainstream reporters have been portraying him) and they are pleased to announce they will be returning a portion of the taxpayer money allocated for their transition costs back to the U.S. Treasury.
With the outgoing Obama administration accumulating more national debt than all previous presidents combined, when was the last time you heard about the government actually giving back taxpayer money to the treasury department? Something tells me if this were Hillary Clinton’s transition team, they would have found a way to spend those extra dollars (or pocket the funds themselves).
Sean Spicer spoke later on and also accused Democrats of employing “delay tactics” in the confirmation process for President-elect Trump’s cabinet nominees. Democrats trying to sabotage and incoming Republican administration? I’m shocked.
With Donald Trump already delivering on campaign promises in the months before taking office, including negotiating with companies to create tens of thousands of American jobs, the next 8 years should be a revolutionary time for the country as the voters see what our government can do when led by a businessman who puts America first.