Trump threatens to veto the defense spending bill


President Trump on Sunday reiterated his veto of a $ 740 billion defense spending and launched a showdown with Congress, which passed the legislation with veto-safe margins last week.

“CHINA IS A VERY WINNER OF OUR NEW DEFENSE ACCOUNT!. I VETOZOM! ”Trump posted Twitter.

The Republican-controlled Senate passed the bill 84-13 on Friday, and the Democratic-controlled House passed it 335-78 in a vote on Tuesday.

Both exceed the two-thirds majority required to overcome the president’s veto.

That would be the first rejection of a Trump veto during his presidency.

Trump has 10 days to issue a veto or become legal without signing.

Trump said he would veto the bill if it came to his desk without repealing section 230 of the Communications Fairness Act, which protects online platforms such as Facebook and Twitter from being responsible for posting information from third parties on their websites. .

He opposed any effort to obstruct the troop march in Afghanistan or rename the named military bases of U.S. Confederate military officials.

It is not clear what specific objections it has to China, as the defense bill sets aside billions to offset Beijing’s aggressive behavior under the Pacific Deterrence Initiative.