But after such a long ordeal, the Americans can hardly be blamed for being angry at another insult from the leader.
House Republicans on Thursday rejected an attempt by Democrats to pass a bill that included a direct payment of $2,000 to Americans-exactly the number Trump requested in a random video he tweeted this week, which the bill rejected With his support, an overwhelming majority passed the $600 bill administration.
In the Republican-controlled Senate, there seems to be insufficient support to support a bill with a $2,000 check. Trump and the Republican leaders of the Chamber of Commerce are openly hostile because they acknowledged the reality of the election defeat, a dispute he acknowledged on Twitter after returning from a golf course to Malagu on Christmas Eve.
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Trump’s request for Congress to change the bill was sent to him in Florida on Thursday afternoon, but he did not further explain how to deal with it. Unless Trump signs the package or Congress passes another expedient measure, government funds will lapse on Monday. They have passed four such repairs in this month alone.
It seems that no one knows what Trump wants-if he even knows it himself-it will only leave the impression that at the very moment when the country is least popular, the country is further into chaos.
Republican Senator Roy Blunt, who is not normally aligned with the president, said Thursday: “I don’t know what he intends to do.”
Politicians from suffering
In the past, when the government was about to shut down around Christmas, the president and lawmakers stayed in Washington to solve the problem. Even Trump skipped his vacation in Florida two years ago because the agency closed.
Therefore, when things get tough, the country’s leaders also usually try to unite with their voters to some extent, for example, when health experts advise against holiday trips and gatherings with family members.
But traditional practices have basically disappeared during Trump’s four years as president. Although the White House claimed that Trump’s schedule was flooded with calls and meetings, Trump did not think twice-despite the White House’s claim that his schedule was flooded with calls and meetings, and when millions of Americans celebrated Christmas When the festival was hungry, Trump visited one of his golf clubs again.
After suffering from the raging coronavirus that has forced Americans to wait for more economic rescue months, it will not appear that elected officials will figure out how to move forward soon.
Blunt told reporters on Thursday: “We are sure that the president will sign the bill.” A casual hint that the president may not understand the content-considering that the president confuses Covid’s stimulus plan with government funding packages and his policies, this is a bit of an understatement. . He was angry at the expenditure figures he proposed in his budget this year.
When Republicans work hard to solve what Trump wants, after this weekend, more than 12 million laid-off and unemployed Americans will lose their unemployment benefits. Millions of tenants should pay rent on January 1. States may The US$150 billion in unspent funds lost to Congress earlier this year provided assistance to state and local governments to help them pay for coronavirus-related expenses.
At the end of a difficult year, millions of Americans were faced with great uncertainty.
Karen Pozner, communications director of the Greater Cleveland Food Bank at CNN, said: “I think people are scared.” “You know, they are scared, so many people are unemployed or have to cut their wages. Before the pandemic The demand is huge. Now this situation continues. I think this situation will continue into the new year.”
Trump has not mentioned the death toll of the epidemic for several weeks. In the video tape he recorded for Christmas with the first lady, he left his sympathy to his wife, and at the same time he announced the launch of the recently approved vaccine as a “Christmas miracle,” even though most Americans had it for months There is no chance of vaccination.
The lawmakers said that Trump did not seem to share the pressure, and they are feeling the heat of the voters to accomplish something.
Representative Debbie Dingell of Michigan said on Thursday: “I cried in the city hall last night and people were afraid of what was about to happen.”
“The president-when we finally think we can give people hope-that is the hope that people need-and can continue to work on it in January, he has nothing damn about people,” she said. “He caused more fear-he threw kerosene in the terrifying fire.”
It is not only Democrats who are frustrated.
“If he thinks that the bill negotiated by his team is wasted on Twitter, and we represent him in support of bringing more people to his side in this election fiasco, I hope he is wrong, although I think we will watch Arrived.” Anthony Gonzalez of Ohio tweeted on Wednesday.
Watching everything burn
In the end, Trump himself may not know that his ultimate goal is to throw more gasoline into the system, and he seems to intend to observe the combustion when he leaves the office. Trump still expresses anger that Republicans-including those who helped negotiate legislation he rejected-do not support him to overturn the election.
In Florida, Trump is often surrounded by more willing people who have encouraged his destructive impulses in the past. His personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani (Rudy Giuliani) flew to Florida with him on Air Force One on Wednesday.
CNN reported on Thursday that Trump’s latest solution is the electoral college certificate obtained by Joe Biden in the January 6 election, and he hopes to take this opportunity to provide his supporters with a Opportunities to challenge results.
When Trump flew to Florida for a vacation, he retweeted a supporter’s call for Vice President Mike Pence to refuse to approve the results of the Electoral College.
Trump recently told people that at the end of his presidency, Penny did not fight for him enough and he was recently interested in the traditional role of Penny during the certification period. As chairman of the Senate, Pence presided over the proceedings.
Whether the president has internalized the information is unclear.