TRUMP DEMANDS CONGRESS AMEND ‘WASTEFUL’ COVID RELIEF BILL

Written by on December 23, 2020

US PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP HAS REJECTED A NEARLY $900BN EMERGENCY SPENDING LEGISLATION TO TACKLE THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC THAT TOOK MONTHS TO NEGOTIATE, TELLING CONGRESS TO AMEND THE BILL AND INCREASE THE AMOUNT OF RELIEF TO AMERICANS, AMONG OTHER DEMANDS.

IN A VIDEO MESSAGE POSTED ON SOCIAL MEDIA ON TUESDAY NIGHT, TRUMP ALSO CLAIMED THE BILL CONTAINED “WASTEFUL SPENDING”, WHICH HE SAID HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH THE PANDEMIC.

WHILE HE DID NOT EXPLICITLY SAY HE WOULD NOT SIGN THE BILL, WHICH PASSED OVERWHELMINGLY ON MONDAY IN BOTH HOUSES OF CONGRESS, TRUMP MADE IT CLEAR HE WOULD NOT ACCEPT THE LEGISLATION IN ITS CURRENT FORM.


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