What Happens To Foreign Aid In A Trump Administration?

A street vendor hawks a newspaper emblazoned with an image of Donald Trump with a clown's nose, and a headline that reads in Spanish: "We're screwed!," in front of the Angel of Independence monument, in Mexico City, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016. President-elect Trump's triumph over Hillary Clinton ends eight years of Democratic dominance of the White House. Trump has pledged to usher in sweeping changes to U.S. foreign policy, including building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
A street vendor hawks a newspaper emblazoned with an image of Donald Trump with a clown's nose, and a headline that reads in Spanish: "We're screwed!," in front of the Angel of Independence monument, in Mexico City, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016. President-elect Trump's triumph over Hillary Clinton ends eight years of Democratic dominance of the White House. Trump has pledged to usher in sweeping changes to U.S. foreign policy, including building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Marco Ugarte / AP Photo
A street vendor hawks a newspaper emblazoned with an image of Donald Trump with a clown's nose, and a headline that reads in Spanish: "We're screwed!," in front of the Angel of Independence monument, in Mexico City, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016. President-elect Trump's triumph over Hillary Clinton ends eight years of Democratic dominance of the White House. Trump has pledged to usher in sweeping changes to U.S. foreign policy, including building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
A street vendor hawks a newspaper emblazoned with an image of Donald Trump with a clown's nose, and a headline that reads in Spanish: "We're screwed!," in front of the Angel of Independence monument, in Mexico City, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016. President-elect Trump's triumph over Hillary Clinton ends eight years of Democratic dominance of the White House. Trump has pledged to usher in sweeping changes to U.S. foreign policy, including building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Marco Ugarte / AP Photo

What Happens To Foreign Aid In A Trump Administration?

Foreign aid makes up about one percent of the United States federal budget, supporting development programs and humanitarian initiatives in more than 100 countries. Programs focus on everything from sustainable agriculture to shelter for refugees. 

Foreign assistance was not one President-elect Donald Trump's top campaign issues. He has promised to cancel payments to U.N. climate programs and has indicated he plans to focus his attention on domestic issues after his inauguration. 

We take a look at how our foreign aid programs have changed under the Obama administration and what they might look like under Trump with Bill O’Keefe, vice president of government relations and advocacy at Catholic Relief Services, an international humanitarian aid agency.