Trump: Republicans were ‘forced’ to increase spending

Trump: Republicans were ‘forced’ to increase spending
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpGillibrand urges opposition to Kavanaugh: Fight for abortion rights 'is now or never' Trump claims tariffs on foreign nations will rescue US steel industry: report Bannon announces pro-Trump movie, operation team ahead of midterms: report MORE on Friday expressed displeasure with the government funding bill just moments after he signed it into law, ending a brief federal shutdown.

In a pair of tweets, Trump said Republicans were “forced” to increase spending because there are too many Democrats in Congress.

 

The president lauded the bill for the increase in military spending but said Republicans had to fill the bill with “waste” in order to get Democratic approval. Trump also noted that Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) provisions were not included in the bill and said negotiations for the program will "start now!"

 

More than two-thirds of Republicans in the Senate voted for the spending package early Friday morning after Sen. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulRand Paul takes victory lap after Brennan's security clearance revoked Trump revokes Brennan's security clearance Republicans have spent .5 million at Trump properties since he took office: report MORE (R-Ky.) held up the vote.

Paul railed against it on the Senate floor into the early hours of Friday morning, saying Republicans did not run for election promising to bust through budget caps and raise the debt ceiling.

House conservatives also rebelled against the bill, but it still passed the House by a 240-186 margin early Friday morning.