On Sunday, President Trump repeated his threat to veto the $740 billion 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) after the massive spending bill was passed through both chambers of Congress.
The president wrote on Twitter: "THE BIGGEST WINNER OF OUR NEW DEFENSE BILL IS CHINA! I WILL VETO!"
It's not clear what aspect of the NDAA Trump thinks is a gift to China. The 4,517-page bill includes multiple sections that call for evaluations of Beijing's activities in Taiwan, Xinjiang, the cyber-realm, space, and other areas. Members of Congress were quick to point out how "tough" the bill is on China.
"President Trump clearly hasn't read the bill, nor does he understand what's in it," Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) said in response to Trump's tweet. "There are several bipartisan provisions in here that get tougher on China than the Trump Administration has ever been."