U.S. Secretary Of State Tillerson Says State Department’s Current Budget ‘Not Sustainable,’ Accepts ‘Challenge’ To Reduce Spending Under Trump’s Proposed Budget
Reuters: Tillerson says State Department spending ‘simply not sustainable’
“U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Thursday the State Department’s current spending was ‘not sustainable,’ and he willingly accepted the ‘challenge’ President Donald Trump had given in proposing to cut more than a quarter of his agency’s budget. … Speaking in Tokyo at the start of a trip to Asia focused on the threat from North Korea, Tillerson defended the cuts as a necessary correction to a ‘historically high’ budget that had grown to address conflicts abroad in which the United States was engaged, as well as disaster aid…” (Lies, 3/16).