[CBC뉴스] 도널드 트럼프 미국 대통령과 부인 멜라니아 트럼프 여사가 22일(현지시간) 백악관을 떠나 플로리다 자택으로 휴가여행을 떠났다.
그가 초당적인 국방정책 법안을 거부하면서 미국이 대유행으로 정부 폐쇄에 직면할 수 있다는 전망이 나오면서 워싱턴의 새로운 혼란이 촉발됐다.
동료 공화당 의원들에게 화가 난 트럼프는 수개월간의 협상 끝에 초당적으로 의회를 통과한 두 개의 복잡한 법안을 수정하려 했다.
U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump on Tuesday (November 26) departed for holiday travel to their home in Florida from the White House after he vetoed a bipartisan defense policy bill and raised the prospect that the United States could face a government shutdown during a pandemic, stirring new turmoil in Washington.
Angry at his fellow Republicans in Congress, Trump sought to refashion two complex pieces of legislation that passed Congress by wide, bipartisan margins after months of negotiation.
Trump followed through on a threat to veto the defense bill and demanded dramatic changes to a $2.3 trillion package that funds the federal government and provides nearly $900 billion in coronavirus aid.
If Trump blocks the spending package, large parts of the U.S. government will start to shut down next week for lack of funds at a time when officials are distributing two coronavirus vaccines and working to respond to a massive hacking attack.
With less than a month left in office, Trump is angry that some Republicans have acknowledged his loss to Democrat Joe Biden in the Nov. 3 election. Biden will be sworn in as president on Jan. 20.
Trump said he vetoed the defense policy bill, which has passed every year since 1961, because he objected to liability protections for social media companies unrelated to national security and did not want to rename military bases that are currently named for generals who fought for the pro-slavery Confederacy during the Civil War.
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