Russ Vought, Acting OMB Chief: Trump Made “Hard Decision” On Budget Deal, Stopped Poison Pills

July 29, 2019 Updated: August 15, 2019

What were the hard decisions President Trump had to make to achieve the current budget deal compromise, and what were his motivations? What were the wins, and what were the losses? How did House Speaker Nancy Pelosi hold the debt ceiling hostage?

And how has deregulation contributed to the economic growth we’re seeing in the Trump economy?

Today we sit down with Russ Vought, who is Acting Director of the Office of Management and Budget at the White House, taking the role of Mick Mulvaney when he became President Trump’s Acting Chief of Staff.

We discuss what OMB, “the most powerful office you haven’t heard of” actually does, Vought’s conservative approach and work with President Trump, and previously Vice President Mike Pence, the Trump de-regulatory agenda, and the realities around federal debt and government spending.

American Thought Leaders is a new Epoch Times show available on Facebook and YouTube.

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