House Speaker Paul Ryan encouraged President Donald Trump to sign the big spending bill into law in a call early Friday, shortly after the president tweeted he might veto it, according to a source granted anonymity to discuss the private conversation.
Ryan was in his home state of Wisconsin when he and Trump spoke around 9:30 a.m. EDT, not long after the president expressed his misgivings about the bill that was approved in a midnight Senate session.
The source says the men spoke — as they had earlier in the week, when Ryan dashed to the White House to brief the president about the package — about all the wins in the bill, especially for the military. Both felt better after the call, the source says.
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