Date: October 09, 2020
“Trump shocks most Republicans by killing all hope for economic recovery.
While still battling Covid-19 himself, President Donald Trump on Tuesday provoked fierce condemnation by announcing that the White House will no longer negotiate with Democratic congressional leaders on another coronavirus relief package—even though millions of Americans remain jobless, hungry, and at risk of eviction.
In a series of tweets, Trump accused House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.)—whose chamber passed one relief measure in May and another last week that were both rejected by Senate Republicans and the White House—of “not negotiating in good faith.” Trump also claimed he will win the November contest against Democratic nominee Joe Biden and then “immediately” work to pass a “major” stimulus bill.
Despite polling that shows three-quarters of Americans want lawmakers to prioritize pandemic relief, Trump also directed Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to focus on confirming Amy Coney Barrett, Trump’s controversial right-wing nominee to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the U.S. Supreme Court.