PRESIDENT Trump has threatened to veto the $908 billion Covid-19 stimulus package he called “wasteful,” and instead is demanding $2,000 direct payments to Americans.
Trump on Tuesday rejected the $908 billion bipartisan coronavirus stimulus package and called it “a disgrace” for offering Americans a paltry $600 in direct payments.
He then demanded Congress return to the drawing board and offer Americans more than triple relief payments than the “ridiculously low $600.”
Although Trump did not specifically say he would veto the bill – which passed Monday in both the House and Senate – Trump said he would not accept the package.
“It really is a disgrace,” he said in a video he tweeted.
“I am asking Congress to amend this bill and increase the ridiculously low $600 to $2,000, or $4,000 for a couple,” Trump continued. “I’m also asking Congress to immediately get rid of the wasteful and unnecessary items from this legislation, and just send me a suitable bill.”
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