President Trump on Thursday reissued his call for Congress to pass stimulus legislation in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, claiming in a tweet that he was “ready to sign” a bill.
In an early morning message, the president took aim at Speaker Nancy Pelosi claiming that she “couldn’t care less about the American People or the great American Worker” and urging her to “approve needed STIMULUS now.”
“Republicans are ready to go, I am ready to sign!!!” the president added.
On Thursday morning, President Trump joined Stuart Varney speaking on a variety of topics including the COVID-19 stimulus legislation. Trump has cast blame on Pelosi and House Democrats for failing to reach another deal with Republicans amid the ongoing pandemic, which has shuttered businesses across the country and left many Americans struggling to afford food and rent.
Advocates of a new COVID-19 stimulus bill have called for immediate aid to low-income Americans, including a second round of $1,200 checks to every American.
Trump tells Stuart Varney that he won't call up Pelosi and negotiate a stimulus bill because she has "a lot of mental problems" pic.twitter.com/UBcUD5F3iy
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) October 15, 2020
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Wednesday cast doubt on the prospects of getting another COVID-19 relief package deal approved before Election Day.
“I’d say at this point getting something done before the election and executing on that would be difficult,” he said at a conference.
Mnuchin has been negotiating a deal with Pelosi for months. Most recently, he upped the White House offer to $1.8 trillion, getting closer to the latest Democratic request of $2.2 trillion.