“This is something that the president has a great deal of interest in and I think you can count on probably the first part of next year seeing more
specifics and details come out on that,” she said on Monday, Reuters reported.
Earlier this year, Washington D.C.-based think tank Center on Budget and Policy Priorities released a study on welfare that shows tax credits and
government assistance benefited 6.2 million white Americans without a degree in 2014, compared with 2.8 million black Americans and 2.4 million
Hispanic Americans without a degree—with 44 percent of working-class class white people and 43 percent of working-class black people being lifted out
of poverty by government assistance.
The president has not gone into further details
on who he thinks is exploiting welfare exactly, but any cuts to welfare benefits will hit the more than 6 million working-class white people the think
tank says relies on such checks.
Exit polls show that working-class people voted for Trump in droves, and it is unlikely the president will continue to find himself popular among any
demographic whose budget he slashes.