But in the end, he did.
Because it gave over half the $1.3 trillion to the military!
$700 billion to more precise.
To the US military.
Which has hundreds of bases all over the world.
And he wants a trillion more for more shiny new nukes, including brand new mini-nukes, to kill more people more efficiently, and threaten the whole world.
And after appointing the dreaded warmonger John Bolton as National Security Adviser.
Quick reminder : both Trump and Bolton avoided the Vietnam War.
President Trump jolted Washington on Friday when he began the day tweeting that he might veto a massive spending bill needed to prevent a government shutdown — and then appearing in front of cameras five hours later to say that he had signed the legislation.
Trump ripped into the $1.3 trillion funding package in remarks at the White House shortly after 1 p.m., calling it a “ridiculous situation,” filled with overspending yet lacking enough money for his border wall or a deal to resolve the future of the young, undocumented immigrants known as “dreamers.” He said he was only signing the bill because it contained a boost for the military.
[source : Trump signs massive spending bill, but not before a little drama, Washington Post, https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-signs-massive-spending-bill-but-not-before-a-little-drama/2018/03/23/51205e68-2eaf-11e8-8ad6-fbc50284fce8_story.html?utm_term=.0d194ca2063d, 23rd March 2018