US President Donald Trump is refusing to signal the coronavirus ‘aid’ invoice adopted by each homes of Congress, calling it a “shame” and demanding that direct funds be upped to $2,000 per particular person from the present $600.
“Congress discovered loads of cash for overseas international locations, lobbyists and particular pursuits, whereas sending the naked minimal to the American individuals, who want it,” Trump stated in a video tackle, tweeted from the White Home on Tuesday night.
“I’m asking Congress to amend this invoice and improve the ridiculously low $600 to $2,000, or $4,000 for a pair,” the president added, in addition to “instantly eliminate the wasteful and pointless objects from this laws.”
The Home and the Senate on Monday adopted the 5,593-page laws that bundled collectively Covid-19 stimulus and aid with a 2021 omnibus spending invoice. The mammoth legislation, which Trump famous “no one in Congress has learn due to its size and complexity,” was made public simply hours earlier than the vote. It handed with a 92-6 vote within the Senate and 359-53 within the Home.
Critics throughout the political spectrum have slammed the “paltry” $600 one-time fee to particular person Individuals, the primary because the $1,200 they obtained in April, after only a month of lockdowns imposed to struggle the coronavirus pandemic. The $900 billion aid paled compared to the $1.4 trillion accompanying spending omnibus, which allotted billions to the US army, overseas support, in addition to a laundry record of pet causes and particular pursuits.
If Congress doesn’t amend the invoice, Trump stated, “the subsequent administration should ship a covid aid bundle – and possibly that administration will likely be me, and we are going to get it finished.”
Whereas the mainstream media and the Electoral School have declared Democrat Joe Biden the winner of the November 3 presidential election, Trump has refused to concede and is alleging fraud, irregularities and misconduct in a number of key battleground states.
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