Updated: February 24, 2021
Congress has voted to override President Donald Trump’s veto of National Defense Authorization Act.
The senate voted 81 to 13 on Friday, just days after the House of Representatives voted 322 to 87 to override Trump’s veto of the $740 billion military spending bill.
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The veto’s dismissal was a stinging rebuke to President Trump, just 19 days before his term ends on January 20, 2021.
Trump vetoed the NDAA early this month because of a provision on renaming bases honoring Confederate officials, and because it did not include a repeal of a social media liability shield.
It was the first veto override of the Trump administration, coming just 19 days before Trump is replaced by Joseph R. Biden Jr.
Confederate officers fought against the United States to maintain slavery in the South, one of the most atrocious crimes in the United States.
President Trump, who has been accused of being a racist, decided to stand for those who fought against the United States, and to keep black slaves in bondage.
Trump also vetoed the bill because it did not repeal section 230 which shields social media companies such as Facebook and Twitter.
President Trump has accused social media companies of being against him, and against Republicans, accusations that have been dismissed.