Democratic candidate Joe Biden dissatisfied with recent President Trump tweeter saying he would suspend a second coronavirus stimulus package until the end of the election.
Trump highlighted the comments in an interview Thursday with Fox Business’s “Mornings with Maria” when he said he was “shutting down” in reference to stimulus talks, adding, “I don’t want to play games. He later added, however, that relief talks were underway.
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A statement posted on Biden’s website on Tuesday criticizes Trump’s decision as an effort to use Senate time to confirm Supreme Court candidate Amy Coney Barrett to remove health care coverage from people.
“Make no mistake: if you are unemployed, if your business is closed, if your child’s school is closed, if you see layoffs in your community, Donald Trump has decided today that none of this – none of that – doesn’t matter to him, ”the statement read.
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Biden added that Trump “wants the Senate to use its time to confirm its Supreme Court nominee ahead of the election, in a mad rush to make sure the court strikes you of your health care coverage as quickly as possible.”
The president told Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo that the White House “was starting to have very productive discussions” and that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi “wanted that to happen as well.”
“She doesn’t want that not to happen. I believe she wants this to happen because it’s so good for our country, ”the president said, later adding an airline bailout and a stimulus check of $ 1,200 per person. for all Americans, like those sent in April, are on the negotiating table.
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Republicans and Democrats in Congress have blocked a coronavirus stimulus package for months; Republicans rejected Democrats ‘$ 3 trillion package and $ 2 trillion relief plans, while Democrats rejected Republicans’ relief proposals amounting to less than $ 1 trillion.
Biden’s statement went on to say that Trump “never even really tried to make a deal for … the Americans.”
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“Not once has he brought together Republicans and Democrats in the Oval Office, on the phone or by Zoom, to get a relief package that would help workers and small businesses in this country,” the statement said. “Not once in the months since the House adopted a relief package in May has he taken the lead. “