Then early Friday morning, Trump mused publicly on Twitter that he would consider vetoing it over concerns that it does not completely fund a border wall or secure protections for younger immigrants brought to the U.S.as children.
President Trump has signed a $1.3 trillion spending bill, but he made a point of saying he wasn't happy about it.
An internal White House television feed is advertising the upcoming event: "President Trump Participates in a Bill Signing".
This week alone the former reality TV star replaced his national security advisor, launched a new trade fight with China, and needled investigators probing Russian Federation election meddling. The Democrats. fought us every single inch of the way.
Senate passage on Friday shortly after midnight averted a third federal shutdown this year, an outcome both parties wanted to avoid. "We wanted to include DACA, we wanted to have them in this bill", he said.
Trump has been frustrated that Congress has not provided enough funding to build a wall along the U.S. -Mexico border, one of Trump's campaign promises.
A $1.3 trillion spending package approved Thursday by the House and early Friday by the Senate includes almost $448 million for Environmental Protection Agency programs benefiting regional waters degraded by pollution, overdevelopment and exotic species invasions. (Of that $1.6 billion, only $38 million goes to the "planning and design" of a "border barrier", i.e. a wall; most of it is for fences.) Still, his veto threat on Friday morning didn't add up.
Despite signing the measure, Trump did not hide his disgust about the closed-door process and the forced rapid-fire votes of approval ahead of a shutdown deadline.
Trump had insisted that any DACA legislation include funding for building an expansive border wall along the nation's southern border with Mexico.
Trump backed the bill only reluctantly, and Republican lawmakers and aides acknowledged the deal involved trade-offs for Democratic votes that were needed despite the GOP majority lock on Congress. "I'm not going to do it", he said.
This announcement comes one day after Trump hit China with $50 billion in new tariffs, causing many to fear that we are on the verge of a global trade war.
Earlier Friday, Washington let out a collective gasp when Trump threatened to veto the hard-won agreement, which dramatically expands military funding.
But Trump's the one who rescinded DACA upon entering office.
Congress has given final approval to a giant $1.3 trillion spending bill that ends the budget battles for now.
The president was seeking a deal on DACA in exchange for funding for his $25 billion wall along the southern USA border with Mexico.
Amid calls for bipartisanship, the president has continued to blame Democrats for the impasse on DACA.
Trump's notorious border wall was also not fully funded.
White House budget director Mick Mulvaney also cited the bill's increases in spending on the opioid crisis, school safety and workforce development. And it was a monologue by Trump, not a news conference.
"We don't have a stable, reliable partner with whom we can work in the White House", said Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va.
He vowed: "I say to Congress: I'm never going to sign a bill like this again". If your cable operator does not have Newsmax TV just call and ask them to put us on - Call toll-free 1-844-500-6397 and we will connect you right away to your cable operator!