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President Trump Issues First Veto

Called Congressional resolution “reckless” and “dangerous”

On Friday, President Donald Trump issued the first veto of his presidency, rejecting a resolution that had received bipartisan support intended to nullify his declaration of a national emergency to pay for a wall at the southern border.

He was flanked by law enforcement and “angel” family members whose loved ones were killed by illegal immigrants.

“Today, I am vetoing this resolution,” he said. “Congress has the freedom to pass this resolution, and I have the duty to veto it.” He called the resolution “reckless” and “dangerous” and characterized the vote by Congress as “against reality.”

It is unlikely Congress will have the two-thirds majority vote in each chamber to override the president’s veto.

Sources: Associated Press, CNBC
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