Trump’s budget is basically: screw the poor, give to the rich. OMB director Mick Mulvaney claims that we need to show compassion to people who pay for things like Medicaid, SNAP, food stamps, etc. I guess he wants to boot granny out of the nursing home too. Hello Mick, do you really want to cut farm subsidies? Many of those guys voted for Trump.
Conspiracy theorists think this may be a setup. The bill is so bad it will be voted down by Republicans. Then they can go home and tell their constituents who would have been negatively impacted that they voted against it.
Who knows, but the optics are not good for Trump. No wonder Melania hates him.