President Trump took everyone by surprise when he shut down the ongoing COVID relief talks.
He postponed any future deals until after the election.
By doing so, he stalled Nancy Pelosi’s attempts are forcing through a left-wing “wish list.”
Meanwhile, the Speaker has refused any forms of compromise, depriving Americans of relief.
But just hours after ending talks, he starts playing hardball, demanding immediate funds for Americans:
“If I am sent a Stand Alone Bill for Stimulus Checks ($1,200), they will go out to our great people IMMEDIATELY. I am ready to sign right now. Are you listening Nancy?” Trump wrote on Twitter on Wednesday morning.
That “Nancy” would be House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). As leader of the Democrats in the House, Pelosi could urge her caucus to support such a bill, which likely would move quickly through the Republican-controlled Senate and make it to Trump’s desk in the Oval Office for his signature.
Trump called on Congress to pass a “stand-alone” bill that would simply provide funds for Americans.
He canceled talks because for months, Republicans have argued the Democrats have refused to reasonably negotiate with Republicans on COVID relief.
Among the many things Nancy Pelosi wanted funded was major bailouts for state governments. Trump accused her of trying to bankroll her Democratic allies, whose states have been in the red for years.
Pelosi has also tried to use the pandemic to fund universal mail-in ballots and other far-left proposals.
Despite the fact that many Americans continue to suffer due to the virus, Speaker Pelosi and Democrats refused to come to an agreement with Republicans.
Now, Trump is calling on lawmakers to at least secure stimulus checks for Americans—especially those out of work or hit hard by the virus.
But will Pelosi and the left respond to his calls? Probably not.
Since Trump entered office, Democrats have consistently refused to work with him. After all, these are the same Democrats who impeached him over a phone call.
The same Democrats who have actually blamed Trump for the virus, not China.
If they were to pass legislation now, after Trump’s insistence, it would mean they are listening to the very man they want out of office.
Do you think Congress should pass relief for American families and small businesses?
- Trump ended talks for another COVID relief bill until after the election.
- The president then urged Congress to pass a bill for stimulus checks.
- He called on “Nancy” and Democrats to actually cooperate.
Source: Daily Wire