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Trump threatens to torpedo COVID relief with new demands

Trump threatens to torpedo COVID relief with new demands

President Donald Trump threatened late Tuesday with a massive Covid-19 relief package introduced by Congress in the midst of a raging pandemic and deep economic uncertainty, suddenly demanding changes that Republicans opposed.

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Trump threatens to torpedo COVID relief with new demands
Trump threatens to torpedo COVID relief with new demands

Trump attacked the $ 900 billion bipartisan package in a video he posted to Twitter Tuesday night, and indicated he might not sign the legislation.

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Lawmakers have called for direct payments to most Americans to increase from $ 600 to $ 2,000 for individuals and $ 4,000 for spouses.

Trump threatens to torpedo COVID relief with new demands
Trump threatens to torpedo COVID relief with new demands

Trump threatens to torpedo COVID relief with new demands

The relief package was part of a compromise bill that included $ 1.4 trillion in funding for government agencies through September, and contains other end-of-session priorities such as cash-hungry transportation systems money, increased food stamp benefits and nearly $ 4 billion to help other countries provide the Covid-19 vaccine. To its people.

Trump threatens to torpedo COVID relief with new demands
 Trump threatens to torpedo COVID relief with new demands

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Pelosi said in a tweet, “Finally, the president has approved 2,000 US dollars who are ready to put that on the ground this week with unanimous careers. An assistant said she would leave on Thursday to vote on it. 

also Pelosi said in a tweet Republicans repeatedly refused to say what amount the President wanted for direct checks. At last, the President has agreed to $2,000 — Democrats are ready to bring this to the Floor this week by unanimous consent. Let’s do it!

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