Donald Trump suggested Tuesday that Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer have struck a deal on the phase three economic stimulus bill.
‘Congress must approve the deal, without all of the nonsense, today,’ he demanded in a tweet Tuesday morning. ‘The longer it takes, the harder it will be to start up our economy. Our workers will be hurt!’
Mnuchin and Schumer revealed Monday night that they were ‘very close’ to reaching a deal on the nearly $2 trillion coronavirus relief package after meeting several times in the last few days.
Following a series of late-night meetings at the Capitol Monday night and a phone call with Trump, the duo told reporters around midnight that they hope to have the final agreement in place and ready for a vote Tuesday morning.
Trump bashed Democrats on Twitter for trying to include measures in the phase three economic stimulus package that he says are unrelated to addressing fallout from the coronavirus outbreak.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Monday from the Senate floor that Democrats are trying to add in partisan measures to the bill, like implementing new emission standards for airlines and creating tax incentives for companies that use wind and solar power.
‘This is not about the ridiculous Green New Deal,’ Trump chastised in a tweet Tuesday morning. ‘It is about putting our great workers and companies BACK TO WORK!’
Donald Trump railed against Democrats Tuesday morning for trying to get measures passed in the phase three coronavirus economic stimulus package that he says are unrelated to the fallout from the outbreak
Trump claims Democrats are trying to get parts of the Green New Deal passed in the package – and called during his Monday press briefing for bipartisan legislation after Democrats blocked the GOP-backed stimulus package twice
‘This will never be approved by me!’ he asserted in another tweet of the Democrats trying to include measures like setting new emissions standards for airlines and giving tax incentives to companies that use wind and solar energy
The president also bashed Nancy Pelosi for returning to Capitol Hill to propose her own counter package
So far there have been more than 46,400 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the U.S. and the death toll is nearing 600
The number of coronavirus cases in the U.S. have skyrocketed in the last week, creating more urgency for Congress to act on passing the $2 trillion relief package to help stimulate the economy and provide relief for companies and individuals experiencing fallout from the outbreak
‘This will never be approved by me, or any other Republican!’ he asserted in a late Monday night tweet.
He also railed against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi coming back to Capitol Hill to propose her own counter package after Senate Democrats blocked the GOP-backed stimulus bill for the second time Monday afternoon.
‘Republicans had a deal until Nancy Pelosi rode into town from her extended vacation,’ Trump tweeted. ‘The Democrats want the Virus to win?’
‘They are asking for things that have nothing to do with our great workers or companies. They want Open Borders & Green New Deal. Republicans shouldn’t agree!’ he continued.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer resulted to partisan squabbling on the Senate floor Monday when the revised package, which was supposedly bipartisan, was put up for a vote.
Schumer and Trump’s Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin met several times over the last few days to make a deal on getting the $2 trillion economic relief package passed.
Schumer claimed he was on the verge of a deal with Mnuchin that could be voted on as early as Tuesday.
The two said late Monday night that they were ‘very close’ to an agreement.
Pelosi and House Democrats, however, are still moving forward with proposing their own plan, which hasn’t pleased Republicans or the president.
Trump and his Party claim the new bill has just as many, if not more, irrelevant measures included than what Democrats were trying to sneak through in the Republican-proposed phase three package.
Trump’s Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said late Monday that they were ‘very close’ to reaching an agreement on a deal
Despite this claim, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi returned to Capitol Hill Monday to propose her and the House Democrats’ own stimulus package
Trump expressed his displeasure with Pelosi’s version, specifically retweeting criticism over the measure included that allocated $35 million for the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts in Washington D.C.
This user included a viral gif of Pelosi ripping up Donald Trump’s State of the Union address earlier this year to illustrate her point
Trump retweeted ‘a message for Schumer & Pelosi’ from Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel including a quote from his White House press briefing Monday evening.
”This should not be a time for political agendas, but rather one for focusing solely and squarely on the needs of the American people,” McDaniel tweeted.
He then bashed Pelosi for adding in a stipulation that would allocate $35 million in funding to the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts through September 2021 to offset the costs incurred as a result of the coronavirus crisis.
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is a Washington D.C.-based multi-dimensional performance facility.
Trump reposted an outraged response to the measure claiming it was ‘evil.’
‘People are dying and the dems do this. It’s literally the definition of evil,’ the post the president retweeted read. ‘We’ve never seen a crisis like this before and they are funneling millions to their friends while withholding funds to people that actually need the resources.’
McConnell brought the first version of the $2 trillion coronavirus relief package to the Senate floor on Sunday afternoon, but Democrats were able to block it – claiming there were major ‘problems’ with the proposed legislation.
The bill tied at 47-47, missing the 60-vote threshold needed. There were six votes missing as senators self-isolated over fears of coronavirus, especially after Rand Paul announced Sunday he contracted the respiratory disease.
RN Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel tweeted Trump calling Monday for bipartisan participation to get the economic stimulus bill passed. Trump retweeted her
After hours of negotiations Sunday night into Monday morning, McConnell brought the revised bill to the floor.
Democrats, however, again blocked it, claiming it didn’t even meet their minimum requests.
Republicans insisted Democrats were holding up the bill for things like tax credits for companies using solar and wind energy – and other measures that would fund their highly-desired Green New Deal.
On the other hand, Democrats claim GOP packages do too much to help bailout corporations and not enough to directly help American people facing fallout from the pandemic.