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Thursday, 25 May 2017 - 9:27
White House denies budget accounting error
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The White House has denied the president's budget proposal contains an "egregious" maths error.

Former US Treasury Secretary Larry Summers pointed out the spending plan double-counts $2tr .

But White House budget director Mick Mulvaney told reporters: "We stand by the numbers."

Unveiled on Tuesday, the budget proposes deep cuts to welfare programmes.

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