Trump dismissed advisers’ warnings against vetoing spending bill: report
President Trump reportedly used a vulgar remark while dismissing his advisers’ warnings against vetoing the massive spending bill this week.
After aides told him that he could face backlash for allowing a government shutdown on a weekend he was scheduled to spend at his Florida resort, Trump responded “F— that,” according to The Wall Street Journal.
Trump threatened Friday morning to veto the $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill over the lack of funding for his proposed border wall and protections for young undocumented immigrants.
“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,” he tweeted.
Despite this threat and other encouragement from deficit hawks, the president signed the bill Friday afternoon.
“I say to Congress, I will never sign another bill like this again,” he said after signing the bill. “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.”
White House sources told the Journal that Trump has been behaving more erratically with tweets and comments amid administration chaos in recent weeks.
“Never been this wild,” one source told the paper.
The president disputed reports last week that he would fire national security adviser H.R. McMaster, telling advisers the reporters were “total f—ing bullshit,” according to the Journal.
He announced Thursday that he would replace McMaster with former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton.