Trump said there was "no better place than right here at Fort Drum" to celebrate passage of the defense bill, which will boost military pay by 2.6 percent, giving service members their largest increase in nine years.
A NY native, Trump spent much of the event attacking his home-state governor as well as Sen.
Trump later made a reference to McCain at a political fund-raiser in Utica, New York, knocking him - as Trump does repeatedly - for voting against a bill to repeal parts of President Barack Obama's signature healthcare reform law a year ago.
Trump also said that Cuomo once called him and promised that he wouldn't run against him - a claim that Cuomo's office did not immediately dispute.
The Congress however, made a decision to restrict the U.S. government or anybody working with the government from using technology from Huawei, ZTE and various other Chinese communications firms.
The White House opposed putting stronger measures against the companies in the bill, and the measures were softened before lawmakers held their final vote.
This caps off months of will-they-won't-they from Republicans, many of whom view the two major Chinese telecoms as national security threats.
During his visit to Fort Drum, Trump met with senior leaders and observed an air assault demonstration and sling load operation. Back in June, the US Senate passed a version of the bill that would have re-imposed an export ban that would have been a de facto death sentence for ZTE because ZTE is heavily dependent on components like Qualcomm chips and Google's Android operating system.
Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang urged the United States against implementing the disputed provisions of the law to avoid damaging China-U.S. relations.
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