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Dan dear, I think you need to "check your privilege" (or whatever the cliche is these days) in your assumption that Al Franken would be considered "white" by a big chunk of this country. While I don't maintain that it is impossible for a Jewish person to be elected president, it wouldn't be a cake walk. As the past few months have shown, anti-Semitism is alive and well in the US, and is not something that one only sees on the conservative side.
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iseult dear, as the old saying goes, "The President proposes, Congress disposes".
I suspect that Trump is in early dementia and has had a budget written for him (To be fair, even if he isn't, he's totally incapable of anything as complex as a Federal budget). We'll just have to see what Congress comes up with.