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Schumer aide ‘tired of all the winning’ after Trump signs spending bill

A top aide to Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) mocked President Trump on Friday over the passage of a $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill.

Schumer’s communications director Matt House tweeted Friday afternoon that he was “tired of all the winning” after Trump signed the bill into law.

House’s tweet came amid furious reactions from conservative lawmakers and top Trump supporters online over the president signing the bill.

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Conservatives slammed the massive price tag of the measure and criticized its lack of funding for Trump’s signature plan to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. The measure did include a major increase in the military’s budget.

Trump, who floated a potential veto earlier in the day, threatened Friday to “never” sign a bill like the omnibus spending package again. He had been pressuring Congress for months to include both funding for his wall proposal and a legislative fix for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients.

“Yeah, because you’ll be impeached,” conservative commentator Ann Coulter tweeted in response to Trump’s veto threat.

Coulter went on to imply that Schumer had personally defeated Trump in the battle over the bill.

“CONGRATULATIONS, PRESIDENT SCHUMER!” she added.

Matt Drudge, who runs the right-leaning news aggregation site Drudge Report, targeted Trump for failing to follow through on a threat to veto the bill Friday with the headline “Fake Veto” displayed on the website’s homepage.

During an impromptu bill signing at the White House, Trump complained that “nobody read” the 2,232-page piece of legislation, which Congress passed quickly to avert a third government shutdown this year.

“It’s only hours old. Some people don’t even know what’s in it,” Trump said.

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