In true Trumpian fashion, the bill had something to do with him — the Democratic-sponsored resolution sought to fell Trump’s declaration of a national emergency at the southern border. After it passed the House, the Senate on Thursday also passed it, with 12 Republicans voting with the Democrats.
Trump doubled down on his veto power (complete with a camera-filled event to mark the occasion Friday). Even after the Senate vote Thursday, Trump left no mystery as to what he planned to do next, tweeting: “VETO!”
The Point: For the first time, Trump exercised his official power of veto.