President Trump Uses Veto For First Time

President Trump has used his veto for the first time, sweeping aside an attempted blocking of emergency powers to build the Southern border wall. Fox News reports:

President Trump on Friday used the first veto of his administration to reject a bipartisan resolution that sought to block his declaration of a national emergency at the border, a move almost certain to kill the measure.

Trump’s veto came a day after 12 Senate Republicans joined Democrats in voting for the resolution, despite last-minute efforts between the White House and GOP lawmakers to keep the Republican Party united. The measure ultimately passed 59-41, and Trump immediately vowed to veto.

While the original passage marked a stinging rebuke from members of Trump’s own party, his veto is likely the last word as lawmakers are unlikely to muster the two-thirds majority required to override.

Advertisement

Trump originally declared a national emergency on the border last month after Congress granted only a fraction of the $5.7 billion he requested for a wall on the border. Declaring a national emergency allows Trump to steer an extra $3.6 billion to the wall.

This is unprecedented in the Trump administration, but it reflects a relative harmony between the branches as it hasn’t been used in two years. Will there be more vetoes to come?

SHARE THIS WITH YOUR FRIENDS:
Subscribe
Notify of
guest
23 Comments
Oldest
Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
AmericaWakeUpNow
2 years ago

Good for you Mr. President for not backing down and staying the course to strengthen this nations security!!!!

RRRoger
RRRoger
2 years ago

Amen

Carol
Carol
2 years ago

Great! Now get the Rinos to become real Republicans and there is nothing President Trump could not accomplish for the good of America. These Rinos need to be voted out of office if they do not support the president who is a member of their own party.

The wall must be built or in process of being built before the 2020 election so the president can say he kept another promise he made. This one would have been done if it were just up to him but so much friction from socialist Dems.

Raymond F Miller
2 years ago
Reply to  Carol

No, we can’t change the mind set of the RINOs any more than we can the Demon-Craps. What we need to do is encourage the Heritage Foundation, Tea Party, and Senate Conservatives Organization to run Conservatives to replace these worthless POS. If a Conservative runs against anyone of these RINOs donate to them, just make sure it isn’t the RNC, RNSC, or RNCC, because it will go to the RINOs.

DENNIS WOLLEN
DENNIS WOLLEN
2 years ago

I’VE BEEN SAYING THAT FOR A LONG TIME…..I’LL DONATE TO THEM BUT NEVER THE RNC, RNSC OR RNCC UNTIL THEY START BACKING OUR PRESIDENT TRUMP…….

I’LL TAKE AND RETURN THEIR SURVEYS BUT THEY WILL NEVER GET ANOTHER PENNY FROM ME AND IT BREAKS MY HEART THAT I CANNOT DONATE DIRECTLY TO OUR PRESIDENT WHEN HIS NAME IS ON THE REQUEST……

I KNOW HE IS TRYING TO UNITE BUT I ALSO KNOW THAT HE WILL NEVER SEE A PENNY OF IT AND KNOWING THAT IT WILL GO TO RINOS MAKES MY BLOOD BOIL…….

JUST CANNOT DO IT …..SORRY MR. PRESIDENT…….

GOD BLESS YOU PRESIDENT TRUMP…..KEEP US SAFE….

GOD BLESS OUR BELOVED AMERICA AND HER TROOPS…….

Gerhard
Gerhard
2 years ago
Reply to  Carol

Like anything else…. WE, the people, have the power to select our representatives , therefor, we should remember it coming the next voting cycle .

Jeff
Jeff
2 years ago

Come on AMERICA Get rid of these STINKING RINOS and DEMON-RATS!

ssg
ssg
2 years ago

Thank you President Trump for using the veto. You made our day.

Sun~Rose
Sun~Rose
2 years ago

God bless him! A President with integrity who keeps his word and loves America! When has there been a President who gave his salary to good causes? He is terrific!

Tobydog1
2 years ago

Some people that are not well versed about what’s happening criticize President Trump for not keeping his promises. What they refuse to understand is, the massive opposition against him and what he’s trying to do for our country. When Trump announced that he would, “drain the swamp” every crooked, corrupt and treasonous politician declared war on him! They’re afraid and they have every reason to be afraid, they know that Trump meant what he said…..

ION
ION
2 years ago

Until the 2020 elections all available and legal resources for building the wall must be used, this being one of the main keys to winning the election. Less talk and more work !!!

Robert Armistead
2 years ago

Trump in 2020 will need true Republicans in Congress to finish his
goals.
VOTE THE RINOS OUT!!!

Thomas
Thomas
2 years ago

Way to go President Trump … screw those Democrats and RINOS that think they know it all !
MAGA !

San Jose Mike
San Jose Mike
2 years ago

Donald Trump is a great American President!

And my deep PERSONAL thanks to those of you here who support him.

God bless you all.

Sanjosemike (no longer in CA)

Daniel Mount
Daniel Mount
2 years ago

President Trump will be in History as the Greatest President of all time. We the people that Voted Donald Trump into office are very proud of him and love him and respect him. He has done so much in such a short time in order to make America Great again after the last so-called Presidents have done so much damage to the American people and our Economy and our Military as well as our People. May God always Bless President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump.

Gerry
Gerry
2 years ago

It is extremely disgusting that our President has to use his veto power on an issue of National Security and on a congress that is purposely not being loyal to their oath of office to protect America and it’s citizens. President Trump is absolutely within his right and power to declare a National Crisis at our southern border –created by the demoSCUM party and libtard sh**birds !!!

Frances Shannon
Frances Shannon
2 years ago

Good for you President Trump. We need the wall to protect our citizens and keep trash out of our country. Thank you.

John
John
2 years ago

Politicians are ideologues only. While President Trump is a statesmen and just using his common sense, of right and wrong too fix things.
I love him for what he is doing!

John
John
2 years ago

The extra R’s who did not go along with the President always knew he would veto and they also know the president would never get the 2/3rds majority to over throw his veto.
I will never expect complete unity among all republicans. As republicans we believe ABSOLUTELY that all are free too express their beliefs and opinions at any time.
I am dismayed though that the Democrats almost always 100% banding together lately. Looks somewhat tyrannical too me??

Samianne
Samianne
2 years ago

If they have 59 votes against President Trump, it will not be that hard to find one more RINO. I’m sure there are plenty left. The good thing is, these Republicans outed themselves. It doesn’t matter at all why they did it, only that they did vote against the President. They failed to protect the safety of the legal citizens of this nation and for that we need to replace them ASAP.

DENNIS WOLLEN
DENNIS WOLLEN
2 years ago

THANK YOU PRESIDENT TRUMP AND GOD BLESS YOU AND MELANIA…….

COME ON AMERICA AND MY FELLOW AMERICANS………

THIS PROVES WE NOT ONLY HAVE A TREASONOUS COMMUNIST / MARXIST DEMOC-RAT PARTY BUT WE HAVE A LOT OF TREASONOUS COMMUNIST / MARXIST RINOS AS WELL…

IT’S TIME TO PRIMARY THESE BASTARDS AND VOTE THEM OUT OF OFFICE FOR GOOD….

WE CAN SCREAM AND HOLLER AND YELL TILL ETERNITY….THEY COULDN’T CARE LESS…UNLESS YOU’RE IN THEIR DISTRICT AND ABLE TO VOTE THEM OUT, THEY JUST LAUGH AT US AND DEPEND ON THEIR ‘IGNORANT’ AND ‘STUPID’ COMMUNIST / MARXIST DREGS TO KEEP VOTING FOR THEM….

IT’S TIME TO TAKE ACTION….FIGHT FIRE WITH FIRE……TO ARMS……..

ARISE….UNITE…..OUR AMERICA AND PRESIDENT TRUMP NEEDS US…….

AMERICA FIRST AND ALWAYS….AMERICA FOR AMERICANS….BUILD THE WALL…..!!!!!!

COME ON ‘TEA PARTY’….’HERITAGE FOUNDATION’……..’CONSERVATIVE AMERICANS’……
LET’S GET PEOPLE OUT THERE WE CAN WIN WITH…..IF NOT….ALL OF AMERICA WILL BE CALIFORNIA AND NEW YORK…..UGH….WHAT A TERRIBLE THOUGHT….MAKES MY SKIN CRAWL…..AND I LIVE IN CALIFORNIA……

GOD BLESS PRESIDENT TRUMP……WE NEED TO HELP HIM IN ANY WAY WE CAN……
EVEN ‘LOCK AND LOAD’………..

GOD BLESS OUR BELOVED AMERICA AND HER TROOPS….KEEP THEM SAFE……

Mike F
Mike F
2 years ago

Really sad they will not put aside their personal disdain for President Trump, who seems to be the only one fighting for the health and well being of We The People! Most of our elected officials and those who suddenly came up with ‘more votes’ to overturn what would have been their rightful loss do not care for our safety and security and many would rather bring in hoards of illegals to drown out American culture and America falls to a one-party rule which will rend U.S. to Cuba or Venezuela-Like socialist dump.

zee
zee
2 years ago

Vetoes Are Powerful, When Appropriate.
Thank you, Mr. President.
I Can Send Along as many Pens You Need. !!!

23
0
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x
()
x