U.S President Donald Trump has rejected a proposal coming from the Pentagon which suggested the President to cut down budget of military healthcare by $2.2 billion.
Reports point out that Pentagon officials working on a cost-trimming review by Defense Secretary Mark Esper proposed the military healthcare budget to be cut down by the $2.2 billion, however President Trump turned down the proposal.
“A proposal by Pentagon officials to slash Military Healthcare by $2.2 billion dollars has been firmly and totally rejected by me. We will do nothing to hurt our great Military professionals & heroes as long as I am your President,” said Trump in a tweet post.
Esper initiated the report last year aiming at doing away with inefficiencies within the Pentagon’s financials. The Pentagon officials complimented his report further suggesting the cut should be done periodically over the next five years.
Rumors have it that President Trump has been discussing with his advisers the possibility of replacing the Defense Secretary due to increasing differences between them if he clinches a second term as U.S President in upcoming November Presidential elections.