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President Donald Trump called on Congress to pass a coronavirus relief bill on Saturday in his first stimulus remarks since losing the election to Joe Biden.

“Congress must now do a Covid Relief Bill,” he wrote on Twitter. “Needs Democrats support. Make it big and focused. Get it done!”

Congress must now do a Covid Relief Bill. Needs Democrats support. Make it big and focused. Get it done!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 14, 2020

Trump’s remarks are the first on the subject since Biden won the presidential election. Before November 3, the president constantly called for another stimulus package. At times, Trump suggested he could support a larger plan than the $2.4 trillion in further spending that Democrats wanted.

The White House was negotiating with Democrats on a relief plan but talks collapsed before the election. They haven’t restarted, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is now taking the lead on another stimulus bill among Republicans.

The trajectory of a stimulus package has been fraught with obstacles over the past few months and Trump’s comments were unlikely to break the stalemate on Capitol Hill, even with daily coronavirus cases and hospitalizations surging to new highs in recent …read more

Source:: Businessinsider – Politics


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