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Trump claims Cuomo won't challenge him for the presidency

Trump claims Cuomo won't challenge him for the presidency

"ObamaCare, we got rid of the individual mandate, which is the most unpopular aspect", said Trump.

For his part, McCain has always been critical of Trump.

The bill is aimed at rebuilding the US military by authorizing a total of $717 billion for military funding over the next year.

"We are going to strengthen our military like never ever before".

President Donald Trump said Monday that the new beefed-up defense spending bill will provide US soldiers with a significant pay increase and family housing.

Trump devoted much of his speech to touting job creation and the economy, but said the NDAA will boost the size of the military by 15,000, while adding 13 new ships, 77 F-35 Joint Strike Fighters and full funding for the new strategic B-21 Raider bomber.

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The president said the defense policy measure signals that the U.S.is "on the move once again and we are not backing down".

Leaders of United States intelligence agencies have said they are concerned that ZTE, Huawei Technologies Co Ltd and some other Chinese companies are beholden to the Chinese government or Community Party, raising the risk of espionage.

The measure also addresses child-on-child sexual assault at USA military bases worldwide, an issue an Associated Press investigation revealed this spring.

Trump has lifted an earlier ban on U.S. companies selling to ZTE, allowing China's second-largest telecommunications equipment maker to resume business and putting him at odds with both Republican and Democratic lawmakers. It allows Trump to waive sanctions against countries that bought Russian weapons and now want to buy USA military equipment.

McCain's name appears on the bill in honor of his military service, during which he became a prisoner of war in 1967 after his plane was shot down over Hanoi.

McCain responded but did not mention Trump, instead tweeting he was "proud" of the bill and "humbled" that it had been named for him. And just hours after signing the military spending bill Monday, he did the same thing at a fundraiser in upstate NY. McCain, R-Ariz., whose name is on the bill, but has mostly been absent from Congress while undergoing treatment for brain cancer.