In the aftermath of Donald Trump’s signing of the omnibus spending bill, you may find it hard to justify Trump’s actions or even vote him in for a second term. You’re not the only one. People are taking to all forms of social media to express their frustrations, even on Gab. One user posted the following statement:
“Some things will always be true: Fire is hot, ice is cold, politicians will betray their supporters.”
The omnibus spending bill was signed earlier today, despite the fact that Trump seemed adamant about vetoing the bill, saying it would hardly fund his plans for DACA and the promised border wall. He tweeted just hours before signing the bill:
“I am considering a VETO of the Omnibus Spending Bill based on the fact that the 800,000 plus DACA recipients have been totally abandoned by the Democrats (not even mentioned in Bill) and the BORDER WALL, which is desperately needed for our National Defense, is not fully funded.”
After doing a 180 by the time things got down to the nitty-gritty, Trump explained,
“Therefore, as a matter of national security, I’ve signed this omnibus budget bill. There are a lot of things I’m unhappy about in this bill…But I say to Congress, I will never sign another bill like this again. I’m not going to do it again.” He added, “It’s not right and it’s very bad for our country.”
If it’s bad for our country, and he doesn’t agree with most of what’s in this bill, why did he sign it? Democrats are, of course, overjoyed at the victories achieved under President Trump, Chuck Schumer noting that,
“It’s a funny thing. In a certain sense, we’re able to accomplish more in the minority than we were when we had the presidency or even were in the majority.”
This bill goes against everything Trump claimed he stood for, and Rand Paul proved this by making himself read the bill in its entirety, tweeting out some important information along the way. Here are just a few key points from Paul’s tweets breaking down the $1.3 trillion spending bill:
$1m for the Cultural Antiquities Task Force, $6.25m for the Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation, $20m for Countering Foreign State Propaganda, $12m for Countering State Disinformation and Pressure, $5m for Vietnam Education Foundation Grants, $2.579m for Commission on Security and Co-operation in Europe, $15m to USAID for promoting international higher education between universities, $2.696bn for International Disaster Assistance, $1.371bn for Contributions to International Organizations, $51m to promote International Family Planning and Reproductive Health, $7m promoting International Conservation, $10m for UN Environmental Programs, $1m for the World Meteorological Organization, $218m for Promoting Democracy Development in Europe (yep..the birthplace of democracy needs promoting) $25m for International Religious Freedom, $10m for disadvantaged Egyptian Students, $12m for Scholarships for Lebanon, $20m for Middle East Partnership Initiative Scholarship Program, $12m in military funding for Vietnam, $3.5m in nutrition assistance to Laos, $15m in Developmental assistance to China, $10m for Women LEOs in Afghanistan.
Are you kidding me? Funding a defense increase that directly supports Israel’s Mideast conflicts isn’t MAGA; it’s just more of George W. Bush’s disastrous foreign policy. It’s important that we realize Trump’s failure in this, he is not someone to be worshiped, he makes mistakes, and this mistake may have just cost him a second term.
Revenge Of The Cis, an internet radio show that discusses social and political issues, tweeted out the very thing that most American’s are saying to themselves right now:
People are failing to put their trust in Trump after this betrayal, and it isn’t difficult to see why. The whole point of making America great again was to go against political norms and pressures and just do what’s best for the country. Helping other countries when we instead need to focus on our own security is ridiculous, and almost a Benedict Arnold move. We all hoped that Trump would be different, but as it turns out, he’s just like every politician out there; worthless.