Inhofe says he's 'urging' Trump to increase defense budget, but tweets make him 'cringe'

By Tony Bertuca  
December 6, 2018 at 9:58 AM
Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Jim Inhofe (R-OK) said today he used a recent White House meeting with President Trump, Vice President Pence and national security adviser John Bolton to urge the administration to forgo a planned $33 billion cut to defense spending. "I'm urging the president to consider" approving a "strategy-driven budget," he said at National Defense University in Washington. Inhofe on Tuesday accompanied House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-TX) and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to the...

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