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Trump Threatens to Veto Massive Spending Bill, Cites DACA and Border Wall

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks while participating in a tour of U.S.-Mexico border wall prototypes near the Otay Mesa Port of Entry in San Diego, California. U.S., March 13, 2018. (Photo: Reuters)
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks while participating in a tour of U.S.-Mexico border wall prototypes near the Otay Mesa Port of Entry in San Diego, California. U.S., March 13, 2018. (Photo: Reuters)

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks while participating in a tour of U.S.-Mexico border wall prototypes near the Otay Mesa Port of Entry in San Diego, California. U.S., March 13, 2018. (Photo: Reuters)

President Donald Trump threatened to veto the massive $1.3 trillion spending bill passed by the U.S. Congress, citing a lack of immigration reforms. He said in tweet that Democrats “abandoned” those impacted by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and the measure passed late at night did not fully fund the border wall.

“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.”

If President Trump decided to veto the late-night spending bill, lawmakers would need to muster two-thirds of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate. The bill cleared the upper chamber 62 to 35 and the lower chamber by an even smaller 256 to 167 margin, both short of two-thirds.

“I think it’s great and hope he does it,” Representative Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, a member of the House Freedom Caucus said in response. The HFC sent a letter to President Trump on Wednesday urging him to veto the bill.

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    YES!! Just like the tariffs, WORK this bill, Mr. President! @POTUS @VP @FLOTUS @RepPeteKing @RepDeSantis @SeanHannity

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    @TucsonTrumpGirl As well he should!

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