President Trump has let everyone know what he thinks about Congress’s new defense bill that was recently passed.
Trump was recently quoted saying ” the big winner in our new defense bill is China, I will Veto!”.
The New Defense Bill the president was referring to was the National Defense Authorization Act which was passed with an 84-13 vote in the Senate.
This isn’t the first time President Trump has voiced his disapproval of the defense bill, last week because it didn’t terminate section 230 which gives immunity to big tech companies to censors users without facing consequences.
— Logan Ratick (@Logan_Ratick) December 13, 2020
Newsmax reported these details about Trump’s comments on the new defense bill:
President Donald Trump on Sunday tweeted that he intends to veto a wide-ranging defense policy bill, raising new but unspecified concerns about China as a reason to reject a traditionally bipartisan measure with a nearly 60-year track record of being signed into law.
“The biggest winner of our new defense bill is China! I will veto!” Trump said.
The White House did not immediately respond to an emailed request for comment on Trump’s specific concerns about China.
The threat was Trump’s first since the defense bill cleared the Senate on Friday, following earlier passage by the House. Both chambers approved the measure by margins large enough to override a veto, which would be a first for Trump and would come not long before he leaves office Jan. 20. A two-thirds vote is needed in each chamber for the bill to become law without Trump’s signature.
Trump tweeted that he would veto a key defense bill that passed both the House and Senate with veto-proof majorities. https://t.co/opiJb3ku24
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) December 13, 2020
NEWS: Senate votes 84-13 to pass the defense authorization bill. The House passed it 335-78.
Now it goes to Trump, who has threatened a veto.
These are veto-proof margins. But it's unclear how many Republicans will vote to override him.
Trump has never been veto-overridden.
— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) December 11, 2020
Bloomberg covered the story too:
President Donald Trump repeated his threat to veto the U.S. defense spending bill that last week won enough bipartisan support in Congress to easily overturn his opposition.
“THE BIGGEST WINNER OF OUR NEW DEFENSE BILL IS CHINA!. I WILL VETO!” Trump wrote in a tweet Sunday.
It was unclear what Trump meant by China being the beneficiary of the legislation. The president didn’t elaborate on the Twitter post, which landed minutes before he arrived at his Virginia golf club.
Trump had recently vowed to veto the must-pass spending package on various grounds, including his opposition to renaming bases that honor Confederate generals, and his insistence that it should strip away liability protections for social media companies.
BREAKING: Senate overwhelmingly passes defense bill despite Trump veto threathttps://t.co/qvVN4RWUNl
— Axios (@axios) December 11, 2020