Legislatively, Trump is also being nudged aside. He has threatened to veto the National Defense Authorization Act because he wants some protections for social media companies stripped.
But Democrats announced Friday that there would be a vote Tuesday on it and that they there are enough votes to override the president’s veto if it came to that.
“I am very pleased that we have a bipartisan, bicameral agreement on NDAA and look forward to overwhelmingly passing both chambers next week, and if necessary, overriding a threatened veto by President Trump,” House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., said on the House floor.
And the Republican senator negotiating the defense bill, Armed Services Chairman Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma, told Trump in no uncertain terms that he’s not getting what he wants in this one — despite being called out by Trump on Twitter.