PRESIDENT Donald Trump took to Twitter Wednesday to single out House Speaker Nancy Peolsi on his desire to sign a standalone bill to provide the $1,200 stimulus checks to Americans.
Less than 24 hours after Trump claimed to have instructed his representatives to end negotiating on a new stimulus bill, the president seems to backtrack on his demands and is ready to sign the legislation.
“If I am sent a Stand Alone Bill for Stimulus Checks ($1,200), they will go out to our great people IMMEDIATELY. I am ready to sign right now. Are you listening Nancy?” tweeted the president on Wednesday.
Trump reiterated his openness to sending the next wave of stimulus checks, telling Pelosi to “move fast.”
President Trump also called on Congress in a series of tweets to pass additional coronavirus relief measures.
“The House & Senate should IMMEDIATELY Approve 25 Billion Dollars for Airline Payroll Support, & 135 Billion Dollars for Paycheck Protection Program for Small Business.
“Both of these will be fully paid for with unused funds with the Cares Act. Have this money. I will sign now!” Trump wrote.
Trump’s latest attack on the House Speaker comes a day after he blasted Pelosi and Democrats for “playing games’ over stimulus negotiations after he instructed his representatives to end talks.
“Crazy Nancy Pelosi and the Radical Left Democrats were just playing ‘games’ with the desperately needed Workers Stimulus Package.
“They just wanted to take care of Democrat failed, high crime, Cities and States. They were never in it to help the workers, and they never will be!” Trump wrote on Tuesday.
The president added that he asked “Mitch McConnell not to delay, but to instead focus full time on approving my outstanding nominee to the United States Supreme Court, Amy Coney Barrett. Our Economy is going very well.”
In response to the president’s move, Pelosi issued a lengthy statement slamming Trump's decision and his response to the pandemic as a whole.
“Today, once again, President Trump showed his true colors: putting himself first at the expense of the country, with the full complicity of the GOP Members of Congress,” said the House Speaker.
“Walking away from coronavirus talks demonstrates that President Trump is unwilling to crush the virus, as is required by the Heroes Act.”
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