In a stunning turn of event, President Donald Trump, on Tuesday night tweet, called the $900 billion Covid relief bill passed by Congress an unsuitable “disgrace” and urged lawmakers to make a number of changes to the measure, including bigger direct payments to individuals and families.
“I am asking Congress to amend this bill and increase the ridiculously low $600 to $2,000, or $4,000 for a couple,” Trump said in the video.
House Democrats, who hold a majority in the chamber, will seek to see if they can pass a measure for $2,000 direct payments by unanimous consent Thursday, Christmas Eve, NBC News reported, citing a senior Democratic aide. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer did not specify the day, but said in a tweet that the vote would happen this week. Source: CNBC
According to Trump, the Bill has nothing to do with COVID relief even though it is passed as a COVID relief Bill. The Bill includes 177 million dollars grant to Israel missile systems, 3.2 billion dollars set aside so the army can buy more missiles. Money to Cambodia, Pakistan, Burma, Egypt, Belize, Costa Rica and Guatemala and more countries.
President Trump is asking the Democrats to reduce the wasteful spending and send a suitable Bill for him to sign.