In a move that could lead to dramatic changes in the administration’s approach to crises around the world, the president said in a tweet that he was naming Bolton — a former U.N. ambassador, Fox News commentator and conservative firebrand — as his third national security adviser.
The bill now heads to President Trump, and the White House has said he will sign it. The Senate vote occurred early this morning after hours of delay because of a last-minute complication. The $1.3 trillion plan gives huge increases to military and domestic programs, abandoning Republicans’ claims of fiscal discipline.
China said the measures are a response to a previous U.S. move to raise tariffs on steel and aluminum, but they came only hours after President Trump announced plans to impose a package of $60 billion in tariffs on Chinese goods.
In her first television interview about her alleged 10-month relationship with Donald Trump, Karen McDougal said he tried to hand her cash after they had been “intimate,” an experience she said left her crying on the car ride home.