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Trump Ready to Be The Great Excommunicator?

Posted 12/24/20

President Trump's Dec. 23 veto of an annual military-spending bill, and his threat—later rescinded—to send back the $900-billion stimulus bill passed two days earlier amounted to a challenge to Republicans in both houses of Congress who gave both measures enough support to provide veto-proof majorities.

He essentially was daring them to risk his wrath and the impact it could have on their future runs for office unless they allowed his veto to be sustained. But they faced other political danger if they rallied to him less than a month before he left office.

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