Moments ago, President Trump explained his reversal and decision to sign the COVID-19 relief bill and government spending package.
His decision to sign came after he heavily criticized the bill, calling for increased payments to Americans to $2,000 instead of $600 and a cut in wasteful spending.
Trump claimed there have been concessions from Congress including the Senate voting on $2,000 relief checks, repealing Section 230 and investigating voter fraud
The House will vote Monday on the $2,000 relief checks.
Trump said “I am signing this bill to restore unemployment benefits, stop evictions, provide rental assistance, add money for PPP, return our airline workers back to work, add substantially more money for vaccine distribution, and much more.”
He added “I will send back to Congress a redlined version, item by item, accompanied by the formal rescission request to Congress insisting that those funds be removed from the bill.”
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell applauded the move, saying “I thank the President for signing this relief into law, along with full-year government funding legislation that will continue the rebuilding and modernization of our Armed Forces that his Administration has championed. His leadership has prevented a government shutdown at a time when our nation could not have afforded one.”