President Donald Trump said he was “unhappy” with the $1.3 billion spending bill but signed it into law because it was necessary for national security. He emphasized that his “highest duty is to keep America safe.”
During a press conference, Pres. Trump said, “There are a lot of things I’m unhappy about in this bill. There are a lot of things we shouldn’t have had in this bill, but we were in a sense forced if we want to build our military.”
Hours before signing the bill on Friday, Pres. Trump posted a tweet threatening to veto the spending bill. He cited the reason that Congress abandoned the young undocumented immigrants and the funding for the border wall is not sufficient.
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.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 23, 2018