All hell broke loose when Donald Trump issued this veto threat
Conservatives were furious when Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell surrendered to Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi on the $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill.
The legislation betrayed every Republican campaign promise and Schumer and Pelosi were celebrating their victory.
But all hell broke loose when Donald Trump issued this veto threat.
The day after the bill passed both houses of Congress, Trump threatened to veto the legislation because it did not include any money for his border wall.
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.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 23, 2018
Conservatives cheered Trump’s threat and pledged to back him up if he chose to follow through.
The @freedomcaucus would fully support you in this move, Mr. President. Let's pass a short term CR while you negotiate a better deal for the forgotten men and women of America. https://t.co/Dj05V8hevl
— Mark Meadows (@RepMarkMeadows) March 23, 2018
Trump ended up signing the bill because Republicans in Congress cornered him on defense spending.
He declared it was done in the name of national security.
Establishment Republicans and Democrats held the military hostage to fund their pet projects.
But he ripped the legislation as ridiculous and pledged to never sign such a bill again.