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Trump’s veto threat, China responds to US tariffs and more




President Donald Trump talks with journalists before signing tax reform legislation into law in the Oval Office December 22, 2017 in Washington, DC.
President Donald Trump talks with journalists before signing tax reform legislation into law in the Oval Office December 22, 2017 in Washington, DC.
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President Trump said he might veto the sweeping $1.3 trillion spending bill passed early Friday — a move that likely would lead to a government shutdown — because it does nothing to address the fate of young undocumented immigrants and does not fully fund his border wall.

Meanwhile, the trade conflict between China and the U.S. escalated, with Beijing announcing its first retaliation against metals levies hours after President Trump outlined fresh tariffs on $50 billion of Chinese imports and pledged there’s more on the way.

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Mike DeBonis, congressional reporter covering the story for The Washington Post; he tweets @mikedebonis

Mike Dorning, White House editor for Bloomberg and a political analyst; he tweets @MikeDorning