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Trump Halts Coronavirus Stimulus Negotiations Until After Election

“I have instructed my representatives to stop negotiating until after the election when, immediately after I win, we will pass a major Stimulus Bill that focuses on hardworking Americans and Small Business," Trump said on Twitter Tuesday.

Posted: Oct 6, 2020 2:47 PM
Updated: Oct 6, 2020 2:56 PM

United States President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he's instructed his representatives to stop negotiating on another round of COVID-19 stimulus relief until after the election

“I have instructed my representatives to stop negotiating until after the election when, immediately after I win, we will pass a major Stimulus Bill that focuses on hardworking Americans and Small Business," Trump said on Twitter Tuesday.

Trump went on to say that he's asked Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to "not delay," but to instead focus full time on approving his "outstanding nominee to the United States Supreme Court, Amy Coney Barrett."

The United States President, in a previous tweet on Tuesday, attributed the decision to halt stimulus negotiations to Nancy Pelosi "not negotiating in good faith" after he says she asked for $2.4 trillion to "bailout poorly run, high-crime Democrat states."

The president also justified the decision, saying, "the economy is doing very well. The stock market is at record levels. Jobs and unemployment also coming back in record numbers. We are leading the world in economic recovery, and the best is yet to come!"



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