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Trump says China is biggest winner of U.S. defense bill; vows to veto

The bill has passed in both chambers of Congress.

Updated: December 13, 2020 - 2:02pm

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President Donald Trump on Sunday declared that he will veto the defense bill that recently passed both chambers of Congress.

"THE BIGGEST WINNER OF OUR NEW DEFENSE BILL IS CHINA!. I WILL VETO!" the president declared in a short all-caps Twitter message.

The U.S. Senate on Friday decisively passed the National Defense Authorization Act by a bipartisan 84-13 vote, despite previous veto warnings.

The House on Tuesday overwhelmingly passed the bill by 335-78, despite the president's veto pledges.

"I hope House Republicans will vote against the very weak National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which I will VETO," the president tweeted on Tuesday morning. "Must include a termination of Section 230 (for National Security purposes), preserve our National Monuments, & allow for 5G & troop reductions in foreign lands!"


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