Donald Trump threw a grenade, threatened to blow up the massive Covid relief and government funding bill, and forced the government to shut down during the pandemic, before playing golf for the second day in a row on Christmas Day.
Failure to reach a consensus on the bill could cause millions of Americans on the verge of bankruptcy to refuse to accept checks.
Trump did not have any public activities on the first day of Thursday’s winter vacation, but went to his Palm Beach Golf Club, where he was spotted by CNN cameras.
The reporter did not get his schedule for the day, but told reporters, “As the holiday approaches, President Trump will continue to work tirelessly for the American people. His schedule includes many meetings and phone calls.”
At the time of Trump’s departure, Washington was still shocked by his surprise. This was the 11th hour request. The year-end spending bill that Congress leaders spent months negotiating provided most Americans with 2,000 Covid relief cheques in U.S. dollars-far more than the $600 agreed by his party members. This idea was quickly rejected by House Republicans at a rare Christmas Eve meeting, putting the proposal into trouble.
After the White House assured Republican leaders of Trump’s support, the two-party compromise was deemed completed and won full approval from the House and Senate this week. If Trump refuses to sign the transaction with the $1.4 billion government funding bill, it will force the federal government to shut down in addition to delaying aid checks and suspending unemployment benefits and eviction protection during the most terrible crisis. Pandemic.
This is opposed to the apparent behavior of the Republicans in the Presidential Congress who had already raged him on November 3 and lost to President-elect Biden and tried to come up with new and increasingly outrageous plans to try to overthrow the results of democratic elections. He has been attracted to his lawyers, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and other allies, who accompanied the president and Air Force One to Florida.
Trump’s anger was partly focused on Republicans in Congress. He believed that Republicans were not enough to support him by convening a meeting in Congress on January 6 to charge the Electoral College with unfounded large-scale voter fraud accusations, thereby making worship Den’s victory was legalized.
At the same time, with the spread of the coronavirus, the United States continues to make a comeback, with the number of infections and hospitalizations reaching a record level, and more than 327,000 people have died. Due to the economic losses caused by the pandemic, thousands of people face the prospect of spending holidays alone or struggling to make ends meet without sufficient income, food or shelter.
At the same time, Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin have been trying to save year-end legislation to prevent work stoppages. Democrats will recall members of the House of Representatives to vote on Trump’s $2,000 proposal in Washington on Monday, even though the proposal may die in the Republican-controlled Senate. They are also considering voting on expediency measures on Monday to at least avoid the shutdown of the federal government and keep the government running until Biden takes office on January 20.
In addition to relief inspections, the passed Covid Act will also establish temporary supplementary unemployment benefits of US$300 a week, provide a new round of subsidies for hard-hit businesses, restaurants, and theaters, provide funding for schools, and provide funding for medical care. And help distribute the Covid vaccine.