Donald Trump’s budget: ‘2+2 = 7’

President Donald Trump is in the middle of his 9-day foreign trip. But the big news here in Washington on Tuesday was the release of his budget blueprint — the administration’s wish list heading into the next fiscal year. It landed with a thud — as Republicans largely avoided even talking about it and Democrats threw it in the trash. Literally. For some perspective on what’s in the budget, what’s not and whether it all matters, I reached out to the man who knows more about the budget than anyone: Quorvis’ Stan Collender. (Doubt me? Stan’s Twitter handle is @thebudgetguy. I rest my case.) Our conversation, conducted via email and lightly edited for flow, is below.

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