A LOT of people are not happy with Trump’s stating he would sign the $1.3 trillion Omnibus and perhaps chief among them is commentator Ann Coulter.
She Tweeted: “CONGRATULATIONS, PRESIDENT SCHUMER! MASSIVE DEFENSE SPENDING to induct transgenders & build BIG BEAUTIFUL walls … in Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, and Tunisia. IT’S 3-D CHESS! (There’s never going to be a wall.) GOOD GOD! Will @realDonaldTrump talk about ANYTHING but defense spending???? Per Obama: The 1980s called & they want their foreign policy back.”
“This would be like Reagan signing a bill that hiked taxes, slashed defense spending — but spent gobs of $$ on the Teapot Dome scandal. “ I will never sign another bill like this again” Yeah, because you’ll be impeached.” she continued.
Though, it seems that a large part of Trump’s plan here is to support the military.
“There are a lot of things that I’m unhappy about in this bill. There are a lot of things that we shouldn’t have had in this bill. But we were, in a sense, forced to if we want to build our military,” Trump said at the White House, according to The Hill.
“My highest duty is to keep America safe,” he said, in an announcement that will surely strike a chord with the nation’s vets and military families. “Nothing more important.”
According to CNBC, the measure includes:
- $23.8 billion for 14 Navy ships
- $10.2 billion for 90 F-35 fighter jets
- $1.8 billion for 24 F/A-18 fighter jets
- $9.5 billion for the Missile Defense Agency
House Speaker Paul Ryan defended the spending plan as necessary to make up for the Obama years.
“Obama shortchanged our military, this fixes us,” Ryan said. “This is the Trump-Jim Mattis budget for the military. That’s probably the biggest victory here is what we are doing for our soldiers, sailors, our airmen, our marines and veterans.
“This fixes that massive problem.”
What do you think? Are you on the Trump-playing-chess boat that many others are or are you upset with Trump and this bill?