Facebook Twitter YouTube SoundCloud RSS

Trump Slams Congress – Rejecting $900 Billion COVID Relief Bill

US President Donald Trump has rejected a $900bn stimulus ‘Coronavirus Relief’ bill which was passed the Democrat-controlled House, and the Republican-controlled Senate, calling it a “disgrace”.

During a 4 min video posted by the White House to Twitter on Tuesday evening, Trump dropped the gauntlet and accused Washington lawmakers of stuffing billions in unnecessary ‘pork’ funding from lobbyists and special interests, all rolled into the 5,600-page abomination passed on Monday, but which still requires the President’s signature in order to become law.

The relief bill will fund direct one-time payments of up to $600 for most American adults, along with $300 per-week top-up for unemployment insurance through March. But the bill also earmarks billions in foreign aid for countries like Cambodia, Burma, Egypt, Sudan, Honduras, and Panama, along with $500 million for a border wall between Jordan and Syria, and tens of millions more for “gender programs” in Pakistan.

Trump is now asking Congress to “amend” the bill and to “increase the ridiculously low $600, up to $2,000, or $4,000 for a couple.”

“I am also asking Congress to immediately get rid of the wasteful and unnecessary items from this legislation, and to send me a suitable bill, or else the next administration will have to deliver a COVID relief package, and maybe that administration will be me, and we will get it done,” said Trump. Watch:

READ MORE COVID NEWS AT: 21st Century Wire COVID Files




Get Your Copy of New Dawn Magazine #203 - Mar-Apr Issue
Get Your Copy of New Dawn Magazine #203 - Mar-Apr Issue
Surfshark - Winter VPN Deal