>> President Trump's 2019 budget plan is under fire on Capitol Hill Tuesday, with many of his own fellow Republicans worried about rapidly rising red ink. The $4.4 trillion plan abandons the GOP's decades-old commitment to work toward a balanced federal budget, adding some $7 trillion to the national debt over the next 10 years.
While the budget does propose cuts to social programs, it also envisions massive increases in defense spending and some $200 billion in spending on America's infrastructure. White House correspondent James Oliphant is on the story.>> Well, Republicans, for a long time now, have been trying to sort of use budgets as a mechanism, or propose budgets as a mechanism for balancing the budget and reducing the deficit.
Trump's new budget proposal doesn't pretend to balance the books in any way. It's gonna be received not only poorly by Democrats, who are already against it, but by fiscal conservatives who'd like to see a little more restraint.>> It is what it is. This is what I took over.
>> The budget comes just days after Trump approved a bipartisan two-year deal increasing domestic and defense spending by $300 billion. The backlash from conservative lawmakers began even before the budget hit their doorstep. Conservative Mark Meadows delivering a scorching critique on CBS's Face the Nation on Sunday.>> It makes even a drunken sailor blush.
And the problem with that is the drunken sailor actually spent his own money, we've got the government spending yours.>> Steve Womack, Republican Chairman of the House Budget Committee, said in a statement, quote, in order to slow down and pay down the nation's unsustainable debt, balancing the budget should always be the goal.
>> Now, defenders of Trump's budget will say that it takes some steps toward reducing the federal deficit through reduced domestic spending. The problem with that is that most of these cuts include cuts to entitlements, like Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security. And that is just politically untenable for both Democrats and Republicans.
>> I will fight for you.>> During the campaign, Trump vowed to get rid of the nation's $20 trillion debt load. But his budget now foresees the nation's debt will actually grow to about $30 trillion by 2028.