Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump has notched something historic in his presidency: This afternoon, he vetoed his first piece of legislation.
But before Friday’s veto, there was another one, of sorts.The decision to nix Boeing’s 737 Max planes from the nation’s skies — for now.The plane sort-of veto came after nations around the world halted use of the Boeing planes after a second one crashed on Sunday — killing all 157 on board. While bans in Europe and Asia began being instituted early in the week, it took the Trump administration until Wednesday to act, when officials said they had received “new information” that led them to the decision. That came after Trump on Tuesday questioned the amount of technology needed to fly airplanes on Twitter.Trump’s actual veto struck a bit close to home.Read MoreIn true Trumpian fashion, the bill had something to do with him — the Democratic-sponsored resolution sought to fell Trump’s declaration of a national emergency at the southern border. After it passed the House, the Senate on Thursday also passed it, with 12 Republicans voting with the Democrats.
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Trump doubled down on his veto power (complete with a camera-filled event to mark the occasion Friday). Even after the Senate vote Thursday, Trump left no mystery as to what he planned to do next, tweeting: “VETO!”And now, the week in 20 headlines:Monday:WH defends Trump’s claim that Cohen asked him for a pardonSanders asked about Trump calling Democrats ‘anti-Jewish’Trump 2020 budget projects big deficits despite spending cutsTuesday:Trump airs doubts about airplane tech after Boeing crashesNYT: NY AG subpoenas banks related to Trump Org projectsWednesday:Manhattan DA announces state fraud charges against ManafortManafort sentenced to 7.5 years total in prison for federal crimesTrump says he ‘feels badly’ for ManafortTrump grounds Boeing 737 Max planesPentagon launches agency seen as key to future Space ForceLawyer said Cohen could ‘sleep well’ after speaking to GiulianiGSA report downplays Trump’s involvement in FBI HQ decisionWhitaker expressed concerns about Cohen caseThursday:NY court says defamation suit against Trump can move forwardMnuchin: ‘I will comply with the law’ on releasing Trump tax returnsRoss says he didn’t mislead Congress on census questionShanahan grilled over military funding for Trump’s border wallPence hosts Irish PM and his partner at Naval ObservatoryFriday:Trump offers condolences to New Zealand following mosque attacksTrump nominates new NATO commanderThe Point: For the first time, Trump exercised his official power of veto.