President Trump at Fort Drum to sign defense bill


As of this Monday, Private Skyler Hensley had only been stationed at Fort Drum for five months.

Soldiers waited in a humid hangar at the Wheeler-Sack Airfield for hours. While Trump praised the military during his remarks at New York's Fort Drum, the president did not address McCain. "It's a small community".

Prior to the ceremony Trump watched an air assault demonstration by U.S. troops at Fort Drum.

"For those asking did I expect Trump to be an a-- today". "No more than I expected it to be Monday".

His wife, Cindy McCain, meanwhile, retweeted a tweet from CBS News that noted Trump had neglected to mention McCain at the signing.

In the signing statement issued Monday, the president objected to four of the eight provisions related to Russian Federation. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World. "President Trump proved not only unable, but unwilling to stand up to Putin".

The overwhelmingly bipartisan spending plan, which was approved by the Senate in June on a 85-to-10 vote, represents an $82 billion increase over the current year. "I'm proud that throughout my tenure, the committee has led with a spirit of comity and cooperation to provide for America's Armed Forces". That's an additional $24 billion over the current fiscal year.

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The measure signed by Trump will boost military pay by 2.6 percent, the largest hike in nine years. The military will also be allowed to bring on almost 16,000 additional troops, spread across active duty and reserves.

The president did, however, boast about creating a new military branch, the Space Force. "We'll be catching them very shortly". The department said that it sent out more than 70 million metric tons of carbon dioxide in 2014 - roughly the amount of C02 the entire country of Romania produced that year - but that number excludes hundreds of overseas bases, vehicles, and anything classified as a national security interest.

In May, a West Wing aide dismissed McCain's negative opinion on Trump's Central Intelligence Agency nominee during a closed-door meeting by saying of the senator that "he's dying anyway".

The president studiously avoided reading the official name of the legislation - which would have meant mentioning McCain - during the 28-minute speech or during the signing ceremony afterward. Protestors held up signs and solicited honks from passing cars. Mr. Trump blasted her on Twitter as a "lowlife" and "not smart".

President Donald Trump did not.

He said the annual defense policy bill has raised separation-of-powers concerns by presidents dating back to at least Ronald Reagan.

During his three-decade career in the Senate, McCain has been a longtime supporter of the military. "None of those things are what's important to Trump". Fort Drum's headquarters is in the process of returning from Iraq.