Shortly before President Donald Trump's departure from office, a trial of strength is emerging between the US Congress and President Donald Trump: Trump confirmed on Twitter on Sunday that he opposed the defense budget legislative package passed by both chambers of congress with more than a two-thirds majority (NDAA ) will veto. </p><div> <p>In addition to financing the US armed forces, the package also provides for an expansion of US sanctions against the German-Russian Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline. In addition, the partial withdrawal of US troops from Germany announced by Trump will initially be blocked. For the law to go into effect, Trump must sign it.</p>
The president wrote on Twitter on Sunday to justify his planned veto that the biggest winner would be China. What he was referring to was initially unclear. So far, Trump had announced, among other things, because of a dispute over the regulation of online platforms and a possible renaming of military bases that he would refuse to sign. His veto could be overruled by a two-thirds majority in the House of Representatives and in the Senate – that is, in both chambers of Congress.
Should these majorities come about, it would be the first and probably only time for Trump that Congress overrides his veto. Trump has vetoed eight times in his four-year term in office.
The NDAA is one of a series of bills that Congress wants to pass before the end of the year. The defense budget was passed with bipartisan support for 59 consecutive years.
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