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Trump Details New Budget Items From NASA To The Special Olympics

Virginia Kruta Associate Editor

President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Monday to promote several items from his upcoming budget, including funding for NASA, the Special Olympics and environmental projects in the Everglades and the Great Lakes.

Calling the project “good for Florida and good for the environment,” Trump touted a $200 million allotment to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to be used for Everglades restoration. “Congress needs to help us complete the world’s largest intergovernmental watershed restoration project ASAP!” he tweeted.

The president then pushed plans to fund NASA and return to “the Moon, then Mars,” adding, “I am updating my budget to include an additional $1.6 billion so that we can return to Space in a BIG WAY!”

Returning to environmental concerns, the president said he planned to add $300 million for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. “We must protect our Great Lakes, keeping them clean and beautiful for future generations,” he tweeted. (RELATED: House Democrats Cancel Budget Vote Due To Divided Party)

Finally, after some backlash following an earlier plan to pull some federal funding from the Special Olympics, Trump confirmed that his proposed budget will “include $18 million for our GREAT @SpecialOlympics, whose athletes inspire us and make our Nation so PROUD!”

These proposed updates would be added to Trump’s proposed budget, which was initially sent to Congress in March.

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