President Donald Trump appeared to take by surprise those Republicans still not familiar with the basics of television competition with his morning tweet that he is “considering a VETO” of the Omnibus Spending Bill.
Trump surrogate Kellyanne Conway, for instance, had insisted this morning that Trump would sign the bill. Yesterday, House Speaker Paul Ryan boasted that Trump “supports this bill…no two ways about it.”
Trump, however, this morning tweeted he is considering “a VETO of the Omnibus Spending Bill” passed after midnight Thursday, based on “the fact that the 800,000 DACA recipients have been totally abandoned” which he insisted was the work of Democrats, saying they were “not even mentioned in Bill).
Trump also complained the bill does not fully fund “the BORDER WALL, which is desperately needed for our National Defense. Trump had vowed Mexico would pay for “the BORDER WALL” when campaigning.
This morning’s news cycle was destined to be all about CNN’s Anderson Cooper interview with former Playboy Bunny Karen McDougal, who claims she had a 10-month affair with Trump about a decade ago. McDougal is fighting to be freed from the deal she signed with National Enquirer parent American Media Inc., not long before the election, in which she was paid $150K for exclusive rights to her story. AMI, whose chief is Friend of Trump, did not publish her story about her alleged relationship with then reality-TV star Trump, in what is known as a catch-and-kill strategy to squash stories that hurt Trump’s campaign.