Trump uses his first-ever veto to steal money for his dumb wall


Trump used his first veto to override Congress' decision to repeal his fake emergency.

Trump has officially issued the first veto of his presidency, refusing to sign a resolution Congress passed on Thursday to repeal his fake emergency declaration.

Trump vetoed the resolution repealing his fake emergency declaration in a made-for-television event at the White House, in which he demonized South American immigrants and called the influx of migrants seeking asylum in the United States an "invasion" while flanked by members of his administration.

"People hate the word invasion, but that's what it is," Trump said of the influx of migrants, adding that "crimes of all kinds coming through our southern border."

Trump's vile rhetoric stoking anti-immigrant sentiments came just hours after a white supremacist had espoused similar anti-immigrant language in a manifesto before opening fire on a pair of mosques in New Zealand.

Trump, however, said that the rise of white supremacism is "not really" a problem — despite the fact that many of the recent mass shootings have come from white supremacists with anti-immigrant, Islamophobic and anti-Semitic ideology.

Ultimately, Trump's veto will allow his fake national emergency — which allows him to go over Congress' head and raid already appropriated funds for his pointless border wall — to stand.

That's despite the fact that experts view the emergency declaration as an unconstitutional power grab that Trump used to ignore Congress' power of the purse and steal funds for a wall Congress already refused to fund.

The House is slated to vote to override the veto on March 26, Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced shortly after Trump's stunt.

"House Republicans will have to choose between their partisan hypocrisy and their sacred oath to support and defend the Constitution," Pelosi said in a statement.

However, it's unlikely there are enough Republican votes to meet the necessary threshold.

Republicans are, after all, too weak and too scared to stand up for their principles and defy their hate-monger-in-chief.

Published with permission of The American Independent Foundation.