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Editor's note: This post originally contained live video of the president answering YouTube questions. It has been replaced with a story about those comments.

WASHINGTON (The Blaze/AP) -- President Barack Obama says the budget he plans to send to Capitol Hill next month will trim spending with a scalpel, not a chain saw, and that it will save about $400 billion.

In an interview Thursday on YouTube, Obama also gave one example of a program that might be cut, citing community action grants for cities.

Said Obama: "Frankly, we're just going to have to trim some of these programs."

He said the administration wants to "cut with a scalpel, as opposed to a chain saw" and revealed that the budget will save about $400 billion.

Moments earlier he claimed the spending freeze he proposed in his State of the Union speech was essentially the same thing as a spending "cut" since America's population is on the rise.

The White House has said the budget plan will be rolled out the week of Feb. 14.

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