In final days, a weakened Trump faces first veto override

Washington (AFP) – Donald Trump, after caving to pressure and signing a $900 billion coronavirus relief and stimulus package, faces another potential embarrassment this week in the waning days of his presidency with Congress poised to override his veto of a defense bill. A two-thirds majority vote is needed in the 435-member House of Representatives and the 100-seat Senate, which appear able to strike down a Trump veto for the first time. The $740.5 billion National Defense Authorization Act was passed this month by the Democratic-controlled House and the Republican-majority Senate. It passed …

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