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Trump’s Former National Security Advisor Calls His Defense-Bill Veto ‘a Shameful Last Act of a Failed Presidency’

by SOFREP News Team Dec 24, 2020
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Trump’s Former National Security Advisor Calls His Defense-Bill Veto ‘a Shameful Last Act of a Failed Presidency’

President Donald Trump’s former national security advisor sharply condemned the commander in chief’s decision to veto the defense spending bill on Wednesday.

Making good on repeated threats to do so, Trump vetoed the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act, a $741 billion defense bill that funds the Department of Defense. The bill had passed both chambers of Congress with strong bipartisan support.

President Trump vetoed the NDAA over unrelated issues such as social-media protection laws. The president also objected to efforts by Congress to rename military bases named after Confederate leaders.

“My Administration recognizes the importance of the Act to our national security,” Trump said in a statement on his decision to veto the bill.

“Unfortunately,” the president added, “the Act fails to include critical national security measures, includes provisions that fail to respect our veterans and our military’s history, and contradicts efforts by my Administration to put America first in our national security and foreign policy actions. It is a ‘gift’ to China and Russia.”

Former national security advisor John Bolton, who was ousted from his position in the White House in 2019 over disagreements with Trump, wrote on Twitter Wednesday that the veto was a “shameful last act of a failed presidency.”

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