The diabolical orange man is continuing his rampage…!
President Trump on Wednesday made good on his promise to veto the annual military policy bill, setting up what could be the first veto override of his presidency after both chambers of Congress overwhelmingly approved the legislation.
In refusing to sign the bill, Mr. Trump cited a series of provisions, including one that would direct the military to strip the names of Confederate leaders from bases. He has also demanded that the bill include a provision that would repeal a legal shield for social media companies that he has tangled with, a significant legislative change that Republicans and Democrats alike have said is irrelevant to a bill that dictates military policy.
“My administration has taken strong actions to help keep our nation safe and support our service members,” Mr. Trump wrote in the veto notification. “I will not approve this bill, which would put the interests of the Washington, D.C., establishment over those of the American people.”
The House is expected to return on Monday to vote on an override, although it is unclear how many Republicans intend to change their votes in deference to the president’s concerns. Should it pass, the Senate is expected to return on Tuesday to begin considering the override.
The veto is the latest sign that Mr. Trump, in his last weeks in office, is ready to challenge lawmakers in his own party, forcing them to chose between fealty to him and loyalty to their congressional leaders and, for some, their ideals. He accused lawmakers of sending him legislation that “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.”
But in rejecting the measure, the president is also denying troops a pay raise, as well as blocking new benefits for tens of thousands of Vietnam-era veterans who were exposed to Agent Orange and a requirement that the Pentagon establish a plan to transition from using Chinese goods, particularly electronics. (Mr. Trump also insisted that the bill “is a ‘gift’ to China and Russia,” though lawmakers have repeatedly rejected that characterization.)
Finally, the New York Times is rolling out the Vietnam veterans who were hit with Agent Orange to use against Trump! They need treatment for their nerve disorders! Trump is confirmed to be in league with the Viet Cong!
Moreover, he’s helping the Chinese, who – by the way – support the North Vietnamese, whom Trump is doing the bidding of.
Trump has long been in league with Vietnamese communism, after the Viet Cong played a decisive role in Trump’s 2016 election victory; didn’t you know?
Trump is claiming that he won’t sign the defense bill until it contains provisions to boost freedom of speech on the internet. More free speech on the internet has long been an agenda of the North Vietnamese and their Chinese backers, and Trump is seen as once again doing their bidding.