The US President Donald Trump on Friday signed the US budget plan for 2018 fiscal year. The final budget plan suggests $1.3 spending bill, including $700 of military spending, $80 billion more than last year.
Trump warned that he would never sign the budget bills, including so many issues, he disagreed with. “As a matter of national security I’ll sign this omnibus budget bill,” he said,“There are a lot of things I’m unhappy about in this bill.”
Trump also mentioned that the Democrats were opposing the boosting of defense spending. However, he noted that the budget bill would build the country’s military stronger and would provide it with “critically needed ships, planes, helicopters, tanks and submarines” He emphasized that in the USA, there are “submarines being built, the likes of which there’s nothing anywhere in the world like the submarines we build.”
Finishing his speech, the US president said, he was seriously considering, how to ban the budget bill, but the defense spending, included in the bill prevented him from doing it.
“We looked at the veto. I looked very seriously at the veto. I was thinking about doing the veto,” Trump said. “But because of the incredible gains that we’ve been able to make for the military, that overrode any of our — any of our thinking.”
Previously, the budget bill had been approved by the both chambers of the U.S. Congress. The bill provides the government funding through September 30, 2018.