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>> I will never sign another bill like this again, I'm not gonna do it again.>> President Trump in the end signed Congress' $1.3 trillion spending bill Friday to avert a government shutdown, but made it clear he was doing so reluctantly.>> There are a lot of things that I'm unhappy about, in this bill.
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>> Reuters editor Karen Borhed.>> One of the main things that he dislikes about it is that it didn't have the money that he wanted for his border wall. Now the President in September signed an order that took away protections from deportation from Dreamers, these young immigrants who were brought to the country illegally by their parents.
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And what he had hoped was that the budget would include a deal whereby he would get money for his border wall and the Democrats would get something they wanted which was the protection for the Dreamers. As he announced he was signing the bill, he said that the Dreamers had Democrats to blame for the lack of a fix in the bill that would address their concerns.
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>> We wanted to include DACA in this bill, the Democrats would not do it.>> The decision to sign the bill came after a last minute threat to kill the newly passed funding deal via Tweet, adding suspense to what would normally be a routine signing.>> The President sent the Tweet around 9 O’Clock and this came after the White House had issued a statement the day before, welcoming the bill and had made clear that the President was gonna sign it.
00:01:32
There seemed to be a lot of confusion in the White House about whether the President really was considering not signing the bill or whether he was just venting about things that he didn't like in the bill. But in the end he decided to sign it, and I think one of the reasons was that if there was a government shutdown, he would have gotten the blame.
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>> Trump said he only signed the bill because it includes hundreds of billions of dollars in military spending.>> I was thinking about doing the veto, but because of the incredible gains that we've been able to make for the military, that overrode any of our thinking.