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Trump Slams COVID-19 Relief Bill, Asks For Changes After Bitter Negotiations

 

December 23, 2020

President Trump threatened a hard-fought relief bill passed by Congress on Monday, calling it "a disgrace" in a video released on Twitter Tuesday evening. Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images

President Trump is threatening to derail a $900 billion COVID-19 relief package passed by Congress on Monday after months of bitter negotiations.

In a video released on his Twitter feed Tuesday evening, Trump said he wants Congress to "send me a suitable bill or else the next administration will have to deliver a COVID relief package."

Trump said the bill was a "disgrace" and called the $600 payments to individuals in the current bill "ridiculously low." He said he wants that boosted to $2,000 per individual and $4,000 for couples - despite the fact that it was Republicans who stood in the way of higher payments for months.

https://www.npr.org/2020/12/22/949421102/trump-calls-relief-bill-a-disgrace-asks-for-changes-after-bitter-negotiations?utm_source=npr_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=20201222&utm_term=5052715&utm_campaign=breaking-news&utm_id=48780983&orgid=309

 

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