Trump Promises to Veto $ 740 Million Defense Bill

“I will veto,” Trump tweeted about the defense bill (File)

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U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday (local time) vowed to veto the revised 740 million U.S. defense bills.

To Twitter, Trump said, “THE BIGGEST WINNER OF OUR NEW DEFENSE IS CHINESE! I’ll BET!”

According to a report from Sputnik, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which includes provisions to sanction the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline and Turkey for its acquisition of Russian-made air defense systems S-400, passed the House of Representatives -78 margin on Tuesday.

On December 11, the Senate voted 84-13 in favor of the bill, enough to overcome Trump’s veto.

The president has expressed his disapproval of the NDAA because it fails to include repealing Section 230, a law that protects online companies from liability for third-party charges, Sputnik said.

Trump has been fighting social media for the past few months during the Black Lives protests following the death of George Floyd, a black man from Minneapolis.

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The bill also includes a provision requiring that the names of Confederate soldiers and leaders be removed from U.S. military bases.

President Trump has previously threatened to veto the bill if it requires the Department of Defense to remove Confederate names from military bases.

“Section 2829 is part of an ongoing effort to remove from the history of the Nation those who do not meet an ever-changing standard of conduct,” a White House statement said, angering a “left cultural revolution”.

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