President Donald J. Trump stepped to the podium in the Diplomatic Room at the White House, to give a press conference concerning the 1.3 trillion Omnibus Spending Bill that the Senate passed early Friday morning.
The President only wants to do what’s right and deliver for the American people. (Video Below)
The President before signing the bill, tweeted early Friday morning that he was considering to Veto the bill stating, “I am considering a VETO of the Omnibus Spending Bill based on the fact that the 800,000 plus DACA recipients have been totally abandoned by the Democrats (not even mentioned in Bill) and the BORDER WALL, which is desperately needed for our National Defense, is not fully funded.”
President Trump during the briefing first announced, “I’ve signed this Omnibus budget Bill…there are a lot of things that’s I’m unhappy about. I WILL NEVER SIGN ANOTHER BILL LIKE THIS AGAIN. Nobody read it. It’s only hours old. Some people don’t even know what’s in it.”
There’s no denying the President’s love for the military, which is why he is concerned about funding our military, creating the strongest military in the world; he’s devoted to the military.
He explained his highest duty is to keep America safe, and was forced to signed the bill to be able to build the military and have the things we need to do that. (Video Below)
“For the last 8 years, deep defense cuts have undermined our national security,” the president explained.
The President stated that the bill’s “incredible gains for the military” overrode the other concerns.
Secretary Mattis also stepped up declaring that, “In 1790, in George Washington’s first annual address to Congress he stated: To be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of preserving the peace. As the President noted, today we received the largest military budget in history. Together we are going to make our military stronger than ever.” (Video Below)
The President stated that a pay increase for our troops will be in effect. In addition, the bill funds critically needed ships, planes, helicopters and submarines. The bill will add 654.6 billion for defense.
He continued, “this will give a substantial increase to people even outside of the military, but military-related. Some of the many things that we’re buying in the military — we have $23.8 billion to procure 34 Navy ships. Our Navy is at about the lowest point, in terms of ships, that it’s been in over a hundred years.”
“And we’re adding a significant number of extremely advanced vessels. $10.2 billion for 90 F-35 aircraft. That’s the most sophisticated aircraft in the world — jetfighters. Total stealth. They’re hard to find; they’re hard to see. Therefore, they’re hard to beat. It’s very tough to beat a plane when you can’t see it. It’s the most advanced in the world. $10.2 billion for 90 F-35.”
“We have $2.9 billion for 15 KC-46 tanker aircraft. The tanker aircraft is very important based on everything. It allows our planes to travel anywhere in the world without landing. $1.8 billion for 24 FA-18E/F Super Hornet aircraft fighter jets. $1.7 billion for 10 P-8 — the Poseidons — incredible stuff. $1.1 billion for 56 UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters; most advanced helicopter in the world, by far. A fighting machine. $1.1 billion for the upgrade of 85 Abrams tanks. $705 million for the cooperative programs that we’re working with Israel and others on various missile defense systems.”
“So while we’re very disappointed in the $1.3 trillion — nobody more disappointed than me, because the number is so large; it will start coming down — we had no choice but to fund our military, because we have to have, by far, the strongest military in the world. And this will be, by far, the strongest military that we’ve ever had.” (Video Below)
In addition, the bill will fund the beginning construction of the border wall that will start Monday.
Secretary Nielsen said “This is a down payment on a border wall system. This is a 10 percent increase for Immigration and Customs Enforcement. This will help us improve our aviation security with some badly needed upgrades. And we look forward to working with Congress on additional needs that we have.”
While the the President is very disappointed in having to sign this bill, it does a great deal for our military and heroes. The ones who are on the front line defending our country and protecting us. These are the ones who Obama didn’t care about, while he depleted the military and considered ISIS a JV team.
God bless our military!
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