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Treasury Sec. Mnuchin said Congress should give Trump a line-item veto — but that’s unconstitutional

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U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and President Donald Trump have called for Congress to reinstate the line-item veto, despite a Supreme Court decision that ruled it was unconstitutional. (Juan Mabromata/AFP/Getty Images)

During an interview on “Fox News Sunday” on Sunday, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said that he would like to see Congress give President Donald Trump a line-item veto as a way to deal with future spending bills. Mnuchin seemed to be unaware that the line-item veto had been ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court.

Mnuchin’s demand for a line-item veto was in line with Trump’s own. On Friday, during a hastily called White House news conference where he announced that he was signing the omnibus bill into law despite threatening to veto it earlier in the day, Trump said, “To prevent the omnibus situation from ever happening again, I’m calling on Congress to give me a line-item veto for a government spending bills.”

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