Trump Vows To Veto Compromise $740B Defense Bill

The Independent reports:

Donald Trump has doubled down on his threat to veto a $740 billion defense bill that does not include a repeal of protections for internet companies.

Congressional negotiators reached a compromise deal on Thursday regarding the National Defense Authorisation Act (NDAA), which addresses pay for service members, troop levels and weapons procurement.

It is not clear exactly why Mr Trump considers Section 230 a national security issue, or why he believes a rule relating to speech on internet platforms should be included in a military spending bill, but last week he branded Twitter a national security threat after the hashtag #DiaperDon began spreading on the platform.

The bill passed in both chambers with a veto-proof majority, but that may not hold up with Republicans so utterly terrified of reprisals from the cultists.