Lieu to Trump on spending bill: You got rolled

Lieu to Trump on spending bill: You got rolled

Democratic Rep. Ted Lieu (Calif.) taunted President TrumpDonald TrumpSenators introduce bipartisan infrastructure bill in rare Sunday session Gosar's siblings pen op-ed urging for his resignation: 'You are immune to shame' Sunday shows - Delta variant, infrastructure dominate MORE on Twitter Friday evening after the president signed a massive $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill. Trump threatened to veto the bill before ultimately signing it, decrying the bill's lack of funding for his border wall proposal.

Lieu mocked Trump on Friday after the bill's signing, saying that Trump was "rolled" by Republican leaders in Congress who failed to secure a deal with Democrats over border wall funding or a legislative fix for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival recipients.


"Dear @realDonaldTrump: You wimped out. You failed to deliver on your veto threat. Now we in Congress will believe you even less," Lieu tweeted.

"The Republican controlled Congress just rolled you. And they will roll you again. Because when the moment of truth came, you showed great weakness," the California lawmaker added.

Lieu's tweet came after Trump made remarks at the White House prior to signing the bill, in which he threatened to "never" pass a bill in this manner ever again. Lawmakers from both parties remarked this week that they had just hours to read the more than 2,200-page bill before it was passed by both chambers of Congress.

“I say to Congress, I will never sign another bill like this again,” Trump said. “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.”

Trump begrudgingly signed the bill, however, citing a need to secure funding for America's military as a top priority for his administration.

“There are a lot of things that I’m unhappy about in this bill. There are a lot of things that we shouldn't have had in this bill. But we were, in a sense, forced to if we want to build our military,” the president said at the White House.

“My highest duty is to keep America safe,” he added. “Nothing more important.”