MAR-A-LAGO, WHERE TRUMP RUNS TO WHEN HE IS LOSING
President Donald Trump signed the $1.3 trillion spending bill to keep the federal government open Friday behind closed doors, then emerged to excoriate Congress for passing the legislation in the first place.
Trump cited misgivings about its contents, but said he agreed to sign the bill to deliver a boost in defense spending — repeatedly casting the decision as one in which he had “no choice.”
“There are a lot of things 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 if we want to build our military,” Trump said. “I said to Congress, I will never sign another bill like this again.”