Donald Trump threatens to veto spending bill, raising government shutdown risk

President Trump says he’s considering veto of budget bill

A White House official would say only that "it's the president's tweet" and could not answer further questions.

"F-- that", Trump reported said when faced with the option, sources told the Wall Street Journal. "We're very proud of numerous items that we've been able to get".

Trump also balked at the overall $1.3 trillion price tag of the bill - "the number is so large; it'll start coming down" - but said "we had no choice but to fund our military".

Days before he signed the $1.3 trillion government spending bill on Friday, President Donald Trump reportedly had a terse reply to White House aides who warned of the potential blowback if he failed to sign the bill.

Telegraphing the outcome, an internal White House television feed advertised the event this way: "President Trump Participates in a Bill Signing".

"Let's cut right to the chase: Is the President going to sign the bill?" "Nobody read it. It's only hours old".

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Instead, Mr Trump won 1.6 billion dollars to begin building and replacing segments of the wall along the border with Mexico.

He also called on Congress to give him "line-item veto" powers for all government spending bills, which the US Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional in 1998.

White House budget boss Mick Mulvaney also cited increases in spending for national defense, combating opioid addiction, school safety, workforce development, and funding for infrastructure. If Trump doesn't sign the bill by midnight on Friday, the government's funding will expire.

The Senate voted in the early morning on March 23 to pass the bill by a vote of 65-32.

A day earlier, Vice President Pence told an audience in New Hampshire that one reason Trump would sign the omnibus was because it included some money for a border wall.

Conservatives in Congress opposed the spending bill because it would add to the deficit.

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On Friday, Trump cast doubt about the bill's fate by tweeting that he was considering a veto of the bill that has been regarded as a compromise bill by many Democrats and Republicans in Congress.

Trump, meanwhile, has tried to pin the failure to reach a DACA deal on Democrats, arguing, "They don't want DACA" and are merely trying to use the issue as "a political football".

Finally, in made-for-TV scheduling, Trump took to Twitter again to announce he'd be holding a news conference to talk about the bill.

"I was thinking about doing the veto, but because of the incredible gains that we've been able to make for the military, that overrode any of our thinking". "The president wanted a DACA fix as part of this deal".

Protections for Dreamers - a term used to describe DACA recipients based on never-passed legislation that would have provided permanent protections - have been at the forefront of Democrats' anti-Trump rhetoric.

Lawmakers from both parties expressed worries about the legislation.

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In a morning tweet, Trump said that those protected from deportation by the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program have been "totally abandoned" by Congress, and he blamed Democrats.

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