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Trump Says He Signed Spending Bill, Reversing His Veto Threat

  • President tweeted he was considering veto over immigration
  • Trump met earlier with defense secretary, who backs bill
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President Trump speaks at a news conference about his decision to sign the spending bill.(Source: Bloomberg)
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President Donald Trump said he has signed a spending bill funding the federal government for the next six months, reversing a veto threat he made earlier Friday that shocked Washington after his administration had previously said he would approve the legislation.

Trump’s turnabout came after a meeting with Defense Secretary James Mattis, who advocated for the bill’s increases in defense spending and wanted the relative certainty of six months of assured funding.