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Krauthammer: Defense spending increase 'may not be enough'

Charles Krauthammer discusses President Trump's budget plan

 

Syndicated Columnist Charles Krauthammer told viewers Monday on “Special Report with Bret Baier” that the boost in defense spending as part of President Trump’s budget proposal “may not be enough.”

“Eight years ago, defense spending was at 4.6 percent of GDP. Today it's 3.2 percent,” said Krauthammer. “That is a catastrophic collapse.”

The Administration announced the Defense Department would receive an additional $54 billion dollars. During a National Governors Association meeting at the White House, Trump said the increase would be offset by other savings across the federal government. 

Krauthammer called this proposal just a beginning of what is needed to rebuild military spending.

“We are in dire need with Russia, China and Iran rising of correcting that. This is a beginning of a down payment on what's really needed,” said Krauthammer.