President Trump Issues His First Veto

Politico: Trump issues first veto of his presidency

The resolution against his emergency declaration was a stunning bipartisan rebuke to Trump, but lawmakers currently do not have the votes to overturn his veto.

Donald Trump issued the first veto of his presidency Friday afternoon, rejecting a congressional resolution that would have blocked him from funding his border wall without congressional approval.

“Consistent with the law and the legislative process designed by our founders, today I am vetoing this resolution,“ Trump said. “Congress has the freedom to pass this resolution, and I have the duty to veto it. And I'm very proud to veto it.”

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WNU Editor: Some are calling this veto proof that President Trump is a dictator .... Menendez lashes into Trump. “If a Democratic president acted in this way, Republicans would be calling him or her a dictator.’’ ( To put everything into perspective, here is a list of past Presidents and the number of vetoes that they issued when they were in the Oval Office (from Wikipedia) ....

President Obama : 12
President Bush : 12
President Clinton : 37
President Bush Sr. : 44
President Reagan : 78
Jimmy Carter : 31
President Ford : 66
President Nixon : 43
President Johnson : 30
President Kennedy : 21
President Eisenhower : 181
President Truman : 250
President Roosevelt : 635

More News On President Trump's Veto

Trump issues veto over border emergency declaration -- BBC
Trump vetoes resolution blocking his border wall emergency, his first use of that power -- USA Today
In his first veto, Trump rejects bill that would block his border emergency -- CNBC
Trump issues first veto of his presidency, says resolution 'put countless Americans in danger' -- CNN

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