Trump denies white nationalism is growing threat – as it happened US news The Guardian President disagrees far right threat is rising when asked about deadly . Follow the latest US politics news President disagrees far right threat is rising when asked about deadly . Follow the latest US politics news has issued a veto of the congressional resolution blocking his national emergency declaration. It is the first veto of his presidency. WASHINGTON AP — Trump issues first veto, overrules Congress to protect his emergency declaration for border wall funding. Today I am vetoing this resolution. Congress has the freedom to pass this resolution and I have the duty to veto it, said in the Oval Office, where he was joined by his attorney general and secretary of homeland security. He said Republican voters were overwhelmingly against the resolution, which Congress passed to block him from using a national emergency to get money for a border wall without their approval, according to a pool report. Trump said the veto will give us safety at our border. The fact that this is an emergency is undeniable, said homeland security secretary Kirstjen Nielsen Attorney General William Barr said the resolution is clearly authorized under the law. briefly addressed the New Zealand mosque shooting at the top of his Oval Office event and then began discussing border security, per PBS. I will be signing and issuing a veto, Trump said of the congressional resolution to terminate his national emergency. People hate the word invasion, but thats what it is. Trump said: “If we had the proper protections, we wouldnt have to apprehend them.” He called bill intended to revoke declaration “dangerous” and “reckless.” “I will be signing and issuing a veto,” Trump said. “People hate the word invasion, but thats what it is.” President Trump said anyone voting to revoke his national emergency declaration was voting “against reality.” Texas Senator Ted Cruz has been fined dollar 35,000 by the Federal Election Commission for failing to disclose more than dollar 1 million in campaign loans from Citibank and Goldman Sachs. The fine stems from a filed by Campaign Legal Center, the group . They said Cruz got dollar 1.1 million in loans from the banks for his 2012 Senate campaign, but incorrectly reported the loans as coming from personal funds. Candidates should take seriously their legal requirement to disclose where their campaign money comes from. Todays announcement is an acknowledgement that Cruzs campaign deprived voters of that critical information, the CLC said. says he has spoken to New Zealands prime minister after the mass shooting at two mosques there. ….that we stand in solidarity with New Zealand – and that any assistance the U.S.A. can give, we stand by ready to help. We love you New Zealand! The EPA has scaled back Obama administration rules to ban most uses of a very toxic paint stripper called Methylene Chloride, which has killed dozens of people, according to the New York Times. The agency will now only ban sales to regular consumers, but will allow contractors to continue to use it, which would have been banned under the Obama plan. As expected, EPA SIGNIFICANTLY scales back Obama era plan to ban most uses of a very toxic paint stripper called Methylene Chloride, which has killed dozens of people. Decides only to ban consumer sales, via retail and online. Will still allow commercial uses by contractors. FYI, most deaths attributed to the use of Methylene Chloride have been via use by contractors/commercial users. This rule will not stop that. Cesar Sayoc, the Donald Trump fan of sending bombs to Democratic political figures and media organizations, is expected to plead guilty, the New York Daily News . The so called MAGA bomber was behind 16 bombs sent by mail to Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, CNN and others, authorities say. Hes expected to plead guilty next week, according to a notice scheduling a plea hearing cited by the News. Senate Judiciary Committee chair Lindsey Graham is asking for all documents and communications related to discussions about removing from office under the 25th amendment. Graham made the request in a letter Friday to Attorney General William Barr, the Washington Post . Top law enforcement officials discussed using the 25th amendment, which allows a president to be removed if he is unfit to perform his duties, former FBI acting director Andrew McCabe . Graham wrote that he would investigate what amounts to a coup, according to the Post. Beto ORourke belonged to the oldest group of computer hackers in US history when he was a teenager, he told Reuters in a . ORourke was part of Cult of the Dead Cow, which released tools that allowed ordinary people to hack Windows computers, and coined the term hacktivism. Theres just this profound value in being able to be apart from the system and look at it critically and have fun while youre doing it, ORourke told Reuters. I think of the Cult of the Dead Cow as a great example of that. The story also reveals that ORourke once wrote a murder fantasy in which the narrator drives over children on the street. One day, as I was driving home from work, I noticed two children crossing the street. They were happy, happy to be free from their troubles, reads the , which ORourke wrote when he was 15. As I neared the young ones, I put all my weight on my right foot, keeping the accelerator pedal on the floor until I heard the crashing of the two children on the hood, and then the sharp cry of pain from one of the two. I was so fascinated for a moment, that when after I had stopped my vehicle, I just sat in a daze, sweet visions filling my head. Senator and presidential candidate Cory Booker criticized tech companies for giving a platform for hate after the deadly shooting at two New Zealand mosques. Tech companies have a responsibility to do the morally right thing. I dont care about your profits. When it comes to the values, the safety, security and decency, tech companies have an obligation to do the right thing, Booker said, according to a video tweeted by an aide. This is a case where youre giving a platform to hate. Thats unacceptable. It should never have happened, and it should have been taken down a lot more quickly, and the mechanisms should be in place to allow these companies to do that. Cory speaks out against anti Islamic and white supremacist fueled violence in the wake of the Christchurch terror attack.