President Trump signed the 1.3 Trillion Omnibus spending bill, primarily to properly fund the Military. However, he lambasted Congress for all of the “pork” added to the bill. One of the most important points for Congress to take away from today, is what President Trump said about line item veto power: It needs to be in ALL future spending bills.
President Trump was clearly ticked off about the situation, which mirrors how most Americans feel. The hashtag #VetoTheOmnibus was trending at a rapid pace, for the last 24 hours, and President Trump even hinted on Twitter that he might veto the bill. But in the end, the Military funding outweighed the other concerns.
“My highest duty is to keep America safe,” stated President Trump.
“As a matter of National Security I’ve signed this omnibus budget bill. There are a lot of things that I’m unhappy about in this bill. There are a lot of things that we shouldn’t have had in this bill.”
“I say to Congress I will never sign another bill like this again. I’m not going to do it again. Nobody read it. It’s only hours old. Some people don’t even know what’s in it.”
President Trump continued, “I’m calling on Congress to give me a line item veto for all government spending bills.”
The full video is below.