Washington – US President Donald Trump lashed out at the Republican leadership in Congress on Tuesday as he faces a humiliating first veto override in the final days of his term over his rejection of a defence bill.
“Weak and tired Republican ‘leadership’ will allow the bad Defense Bill to pass,” Trump tweeted from his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, where he is on vacation.
“A disgraceful act of cowardice and total submission by weak people to Big Tech,” said Trump, who vetoed the fiscal 2021 defence bill in part because it does not repeal Section 230, a federal law that provides liability protection to internet companies.
“Negotiate a better Bill, or get better leaders, NOW!” he said. “Senate should not approve NDAA (the National Defense Authorization Act) until fixed!!!”
The US president also slammed Republican leaders for failing to support his baseless claims that he won the November 3 elections against Democrat Joe Biden.
“WE NEED NEW & ENERGETIC REPUBLICAN LEADERSHIP,” he tweeted.
“Can you imagine if the Republicans stole a Presidential Election from the Democrats – All hell would break out,” he said. “Republican leadership only wants the path of least resistance.
“Our leaders (not me, of course!) are pathetic,” he said. “They only know how to lose! P.S. I got MANY Senators and Congressmen/Congresswomen Elected. I do believe they forgot!”