Trump Vetoes National Defense Authorization Act at the Eleventh Hour Before Heading to Florida for Christmas

by Christian Datoc

President Donald Trump formally vetoed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2021 on Wednesday.

Wednesday was the final day the president could send the bill back to Capitol Hill, and the White House alerted the press to Trump’s decision less than an hour before he was scheduled to depart Washington, D.C. for a two-week holiday in Florida.

The president wrote in his announcement that the NDAA “fails to include critical national security measures, includes provisions that fail to respect our veterans and our military’s history, and contradicts efforts by my Administration to put America first in our national security and foreign policy actions.” He wrote that is was a “‘gift’ to China and Russia.”

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