Friday's HOT MIC

Friday's HOT MIC

Trump explains crumnibus vote: All about the troops.

He also wants a line-item veto. Dems destroyed him in this round, and there's no way he'll get a line-item veto.

Congress tried to give President Bill Clinton a line-item veto, and the Supreme Court said, "Nope. Unconstitutional." This actually makes sense. In 1998, SCOTUS ruled in Clinton v. City of New York that using a line-item veto is tantamount to a unilateral amendment or repeal by the president of only parts of bills authorizing federal spending.

This takes away Congress's authority to draft legislation, especially on spending. Sorry, Trump, but the rules won't just magically change for you.