U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday repeated his threat to veto a massive defense spending bill, setting the stage for a major battle with U.S. lawmakers at a time when they are racing to hammer out a compromise on more coronavirus relief.
Passage by the Republican-controlled U.S. Senate on Friday sent the measure to Trump, giving him 10 days – minus Sundays – to veto it, sign it or allow it become law without his signature.
Trump shrugged off hopes by backers that strong bipartisan support for the measure – which has become law for 59 straight years – would prompt him to reconsider his threat.
THE BIGGEST WINNER OF OUR NEW DEFENSE BILL IS CHINA!. I WILL VETO!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 13, 2020
President Trump arrived at Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Virginia at 10:53am on Sunday. This is his 418th trip to one of his properties and 307th trip to one of his golf clubs during his presidency.
— Ana Cabrera (@AnaCabrera) December 13, 2020