This Just In: Trump Caves, Fold His Hand, Agrees To Democrats’ Absurd Pork Filled Bill [Opinion]
After some tough talk and threatening not to sign the pork stuffed ‘Covid-19 relief bill’, President Trump now says he will sign the bill, without the demands he made for the American people being included in the bill.
ABC News is reporting:
‘Trump signs COVID-19 relief bill after nearly weeklong delay.
The president initially said he wanted $2,000 checks for Americans in the bill.
After days of opposition and hours before the federal government was going to shut down, President Donald Trump signed the $900 billion coronavirus relief package, the White House announced Sunday night.
Congress passed the legislation last Monday after months of negotiations in the Senate. The package includes $600 checks for Americans who earn less than $75,000 per year, half of the $1,200 checks that were mailed out earlier this year.
After its passage, Trump initially called for the bill to be revised to include $2,000 checks and refused to sign it until his call was answered. However, he didn’t officially say he would veto it.
In a Sunday night statement announcing he had signed the bill, Trump called on Congress to make more revisions to cut down excess spending.
“I will sign the Omnibus and Covid package with a strong message that makes clear to Congress that wasteful items need to be removed. I will send back to Congress a redlined version, item by item, accompanied by the formal rescission request to Congress insisting that those funds be removed from the bill,” he wrote.
In the statement, Trump referred to COVID-19 as “China Virus,” blamed Democrat-run states for shutdowns and continued to make baseless claims about voter fraud in the 2020 election. He also requested that “wasteful items need to be removed” from the bill and continued to push for the $2,000 checks.’
It is said that Congress will vote on another bill to address Trump’s concerns that the American people are getting very little (other than an enormous debt bill) in the absurd omnibus. However, how much do you want to bet that this new bill will be full of even more pork and payoffs to special interests?
As if 2020 was not enough of a disaster already, now this? I need a drink.
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