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Trump keeps his word, vetoes defense policy bill

Source : 112 Ukraine

This veto can lead to a shutdown of the U.S. government
11:27, 24 December 2020

Associated Press

Yesterday, on December 23, U.S. President Donald Trump vetoed a bipartisan defense policy bill, which caused a lot of controversy among both Republicans and Democrats, Reuters reports.

According to the President himself, he stands against liability protections for social media companies that are unrelated to national security, and he also does not want to rename military bases that are named for generals who fought for the pro-slavery Confederacy during the Civil War (1861-1865).

It is reported that Trump's decision could lead to a shutdown of the U.S. government as the bill envisages a $2.3 trillion package that actually funds the federal government.

Related: Trump's campaign calls upon Supreme Court to overturn election results

As of now, Trump is on his way to Florida, while members of the U.S. are shocked and amused by his decision.

I look forward to overriding the president’s fruitless and ridiculous attempt to undermine our national security,” Democratic Senator Mark Warner said.

As we reported earlier, this bill also provided for military aid to Ukraine

In 2020, Ukraine received 250 million dollars from the U.S. under the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative (USAI). 

Related: Trump's ghost in Biden's office: Consequences for Ukraine

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