Trump demands Covid checks of $2,000 instead of $600 as he threatens to veto Congress’s ‘wasteful’ $900bn stimulus bill

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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.

Trump called on Congress to increase direct payments to Americans

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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