WASHINGTON, DC – NOVEMBER 20: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to the press within the James Brady Press Briefing Room on the White House on November 20, 2020 in Washington, DC. U.S. AFP
Donald Trump on Sunday repeated his pledge to veto a sweeping defence funds invoice, which US lawmakers handed by margins that may enable them to override the president’s rejection.
With simply weeks remaining within the White House, Trump has criticized the $740.5 billion measure partially as a result of it doesn’t abolish a legislation granting social media companies legal responsibility safety for third-party content material on their platforms.
Trump has mentioned social media giants like Facebook and Google are biased towards him.
He has additionally voiced disapproval of the invoice’s language calling for renaming US army bases that honour commanders from the pro-slavery South within the Civil War.
In a brief, all-caps Twitter message, Trump mentioned, “The biggest winner of our new defence bill is China. I will veto!”
The laws was accepted with nicely past the two-thirds “super-majority” wanted to beat a veto: 84-13 within the Republican-led Senate, and 335-78 within the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives.
Presuming Trump follows by on his pledge, the laws can be despatched again to Congress the place lawmakers must approve it by a two-thirds majority to override the president.
The defence invoice was a selected precedence for some Republicans.
Republican Senator Jim Inhofe, chairman of the Armed Services Committee, known as it “the most important bill of the year.”
The invoice additionally mandates that the president slap sanctions on Turkey inside 30 days for its acquisition of a Russian-made missile defence system. Trump has resisted such punishments towards Turkey and its president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan.