Defense bill snagged in Trump’s war on social media protections

Raise your right hand.

I, _____, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God.” (Title 10, US Code; Act of 5 May 1960 replacing the wording first adopted in 1789, with amendment effective 5 October 1962).

Respectfully, Mr. President and those remaining Republican’s whom support you, whom fail to SPEAK UP, and state a position of support for the military – this is not common ground to leverage in a political battle over social media. It’s sacred ground.

It’s time you and your fellow supporters take a field trip to Arlington National Cemetery and bow down, and give thanks!!!

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WASHINGTON ― President Donald Trump has again threatened to veto this year’s defense policy bill, this time if lawmakers will not meet his last-minute demand to include language to overhaul the tech industry’s prized liability shield: Section 230 of the 1996 Communications Decency Act.

Trump’s veto threat by tweet late Tuesday adds pressure to closed-door talks between the House, Senate and White House, which were close to finalizing the sweeping 2021 National Defense Authorization Act. Not only is Trump pushing for a political win, but Tuesday’s bombastic public demand may also change the public focus from his prior threat to veto the bill for requiring several bases named after Confederate leaders be renamed.

Democrats are expected to oppose the move. House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith, D-Wash., ripped Trump in a tweet Wednesday:

“You’re mad at Twitter. We all know it. You’re willing to veto the defense bill over something that has everything to do with your ego, and nothing to do with defense,” Smith said, noting that Section 230 repeal wasn’t included in the House or Senate version of the NDAA.  more

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