Trump Kills $2.2 Trillion Stimulus dEal, Then Teaches Pelosi a Master Class of Politics By Throwing It On Her Lap
Trump may be harsh, tweets to drive the left crazy, but his latest move pushes Pelosi in the corner. She will have to answer to Americans why she, not Trump, will not support a stimulus.
After demanding the cancellation of further negotiation on a wholesale coronavirus relief package until after the election, President Donald Trump signaled support for a second round of $1,200 stimulus checks to be paid to the American people.
In a tweet sent late Tuesday night, the president vouched for the independent measure, saying, “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?” he taunted, before tagging Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and other congressional leadership.
This slams Pelosi in a corner; she is saying Trump doesn’t want to help Americans out. Yet, he is willing to sign a bill on its own that sends Americans $1,200 but will not support any negotiations that give cities or states money that support riots and anarchy in their cities and states. Further, like most Americans, Trump will not sign on to any deal that gives illegals any aid money.
Wednesday morning, Trump doubled down on the move, tweeting “Move Fast, I Am Waiting To Sign! @Speaker Pelosi.”
In addition to the stimulus checks, the president also signaled support for another independent measure, tweeting he would immediately sign a bill to distribute $135 billion to small businesses through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and another $25 billion to airline companies for payroll support.
The president blamed Pelosi for the end to negotiations, arguing she continuously requested too much money and was “not negotiating in good faith.”
“Nancy Pelosi is asking for 2.4 Trillion Dollars to bail out poorly run, high crime, Democrat States, money that is in no way related to COVID-19,” he tweeted. “We made a very generous offer of $1.6 Trillion Dollars, and, as usual, she is not negotiating in good faith.”
In response to the tweets, Pelosi put out a statement blasting the president and saying he was once again showing “his true colors: putting himself first at the expense of the country.”
“Walking away from coronavirus talks demonstrates that President Trump is unwilling to crush the virus,” she added.
Trump is forcing Pelosi into a place she does not wish to be, a month before the election. Either help the American people and small businesses out as you claim you wish to do, or sit on your hands and explain to the American people why Democrats will not help them.
A master stroke Mr. President!
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