Trump says he wants to take action on welfare

Posted at 6:50 PM, Oct 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-16 18:50:38-04

WASHINGTON, D.C.--- President Trump is sending signals that he will be cutting down on welfare fraud. 

In a Monday meeting of his Cabinet at the White House, Trump suggested that cutting down on fraud of public assistance would be a focus point in the months ahead. 

 He added that too many people are taking advantage of the system, which has prompted him and his team to be "looking very, very strongly" at the subject. 

Trump did not immediately provide evidence of the fraud or suggest what his plan might be. 

A push on welfare would add to an already packed legislative calendar. Congress and the White House are already slated to tackle tax reform, the Iran nuclear deal, health care and laws that protect young immigrants.