President Trump has officially vetoed the $732 Billion dollar defense bill saying it’s a “gift to Russia and China” on Wednesday afternoon.
The President, as both RINO’s and Democrats look to steal the election, is firing back shots at them and posturing for an epic showdown in January to defend and keep the presidency.
“Unfortunately, the Act fails to include critical national security measures, includes provisions that fail to respect our veterans and our military’s history, and contradicts efforts by my Administration to put America first in our national security and foreign policy actions,” he said in a Dec. 23 statement. “It is a ‘gift’ to China and Russia.”
The President along with constitutional conservatives have been hammering Congress and the Senate to get rid of Section 230, which allows big tech companies like Twitter and Facebook to not be sued over discrimination. Both companies are acting as publishers, and literally censoring content from media personalities on both sides of the political aisle, a complete violations of Section 230.
Trump said the 1996 law “must be repealed,” as it allows “the spread of foreign disinformation online,” making it a “serious threat to our national security and election integrity.”
“In the event that the president has vetoed the bill, and the House has voted to override the veto, the Senate would have the opportunity to process a veto override at that time,” McConnell said on Dec. 22.
McConnell announced on the floor: “The Democratic Leader and I have agreed to unanimous request as follows: The Senate will meet for pro forma sessions only until December 29th, when we will return to session.”
The president, however, said that the NDAA goes directly against his foreign policy positions, namely his efforts to bring U.S. troops back from Afghanistan, South Korea, and Germany.
“Not only is this bad policy, but it is unconstitutional,” he wrote. “Article II of the Constitution makes the President the Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States and vests in him the executive power. Therefore, the decision regarding how many troops to deploy and where, including in Afghanistan, Germany, and South Korea, rests with him.”
The president also took issue with renaming certain military installations that have historical significance.
“My Administration respects the legacy of the millions of American servicemen and women who have served with honor at these military bases, and who, from these locations, have fought, bled, and died for their country,” Trump wrote.
“From these facilities, we have won two World Wars. I have been clear in my opposition to politically motivated attempts like this to wash away history and to dishonor the immense progress our country has fought for in realizing our founding principles.”
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