For only the second time, Trump has vetoed a bill passed by Congress, this one a bill passed by Congress that forbid U.S. involvement or aid to Saudi Arabia for its war in Yemen, which the UN calls the greatest humanitarian crisis in the world today. And the excuse he used in his veto message was utterly incoherent.
“This resolution is an unnecessary, dangerous attempt to weaken my constitutional authorities, endangering the lives of American citizens and brave service members, both today and in the future,” Mr. Trump said in his veto message.
“We cannot end the conflict in Yemen through political documents,” Mr. Trump said. “Peace in Yemen requires a negotiated settlement.”
I’ve read that several times and still have absolutely no idea what it means. Negotiated settlements are political documents. I can’t believe his PR people couldn’t craft something more coherent than this. This is gibberish.