Trump Checkmates Nancy Pelosi, Threatens To Veto Budget Unless Big Tech Protections Are Removed

President Trump drew a line in the sand and is daring Nancy Pelosi and the hapless Democrats to cross it over protections for big tech.

There are many Democrats who agree with Trump on this so this will put Nancy Pelosi in a tight spot. Trump said,

“Section 230, which is a liability shielding gift from the U.S. to “Big Tech” (the only companies in America that have it – corporate welfare!), is a serious threat to our National Security & Election Integrity. Our Country can never be safe & secure if we allow it to stand.”

He added, “Therefore, if the very dangerous & unfair Section 230 is not completely terminated as part of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), I will be forced to unequivocally VETO the Bill when sent to the very beautiful Resolute desk. Take back America NOW. Thank you!”

From NPR:

The veto threat is the latest move by the president in his war against social media giants such as Facebook and Twitter.

He and other conservatives believe tech companies are biased against conservative political views — censoring posts they don’t like. However, the social media platforms say they are only trying to stop the spread of false claims and disinformation.

Trump previously threatened a veto of the NDAA in July because it included language renaming U.S. military installations honoring Confederate generals.

Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle, who have largely rejected a wholesale repeal of Section 230, have nonetheless proposed revisions, in part to modernize the policy, but no concrete legislative steps have been taken.

Lawmakers on the NDAA conference committee are set to meet Wednesday over the legislation.