President Donald Trump announced on Twitter on Friday that he was considering a veto of the omnibus spending bill. “I am considering a VETO of the Omnibus Spending Bill based on the fact that the 800,000 plus DACA recipients have been totally abandoned by the Democrats (not even mentioned in Bill) and the BORDER WALL, which is desperately needed for our National Defense, is not fully funded,” Trump wrote on Twitter on Friday morning.
Trump’s statement counters his White House budget director Mick Mulvaney, who told reporters yesterday that the president would sign the bill, even though it was not perfect.
“Let’s cut right to the chase: Is the President going to sign the bill? The answer is yes,” Mulvaney said on Thursday.
But the president appears to have second thoughts after the bloated $1.3 trillion spending package passed the Senate in the middle of the night. Many members of Congress already leaving Washington, DC for their break or on foreign travel.
Trump has repeatedly questioned the bill’s failure to fund the wall, frustrated that Democrats refused to budge on his funding priority.
On Wednesday, House Speaker Paul Ryan traveled to the White House with Sen. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell to discuss the bill, and felt comfortable that they had the president’s support.
“The President supports this bill. There’s no two ways about it,” Ryan said on Thursday.
Blog Author's Comments: I hope President Trump hears his base and knows this bill would be the end of his presidency and any hope to Make America Great Again. This is an alignment between the Republicans and Democrats to stop Trump's ability to give the people the agenda he campaigned and won on. This bill does not give him or his voters what they want, but delivers so much to the Democrats without them having to do anything. It is over 22 hundred pages and you can bet that no one has read and understands it, yet both the Republican House and Senate have passed it.
The Democrats and Republicans would rather have an uninterrupted stream of illegals and facilitate arms and drug trafficking over an unsecured border than give the DACA people somewhat of a solution. On top of that, we shouldn't need to negotiate, exchange anything, to secure our borders. The physical and economic security of our citizens should be the unquestionable priority of every one of our representatives, yet it apparently is not.
Threatening to veto the bill and actually doing it are entirely two very different things. Trump has to veto it, this bill is meant to tear President Trump from his base and torpedo his presidency. The Democrats know exactly what they are doing and the Rhino's don't care. We have not moved, it is back to government politics as usual if the bill is signed.
An Update To This Post. President Trump has said he will sign the bill which I believe will effectively will make him a one term, lame duck president and the Democrats will again regain some power. This should never have happened and we have the Republican Party to blame. The voters will remember this at the mid-term elections and some of them will not even bother to vote. I and many others are tired of being disappointed.