Schumer responds to Trump call for $2,000 checks, says “Maybe Trump can finally make himself useful”

Tuesday, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer responded to President Trump’s call for $2,000 checks for Americans instead of $600 checks by tweeting “We spent months trying to secure $2000 checks but Republicans blocked it”

He continued “Trump needs to sign the bill to help people and keep the government open and we’re glad to pass more aid Americans need.”

“Maybe Trump can finally make himself useful and get Republicans not to block it again,” Schumer added.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi also responded to President Trump’s demands for changes in the spending bill.

Pelosi tweeted “Republicans repeatedly refused to say what amount the President wanted for direct checks. At last, the President has agreed to $2,000 — Democrats are ready to bring this to the Floor this week by unanimous consent. Let’s do it!”

Pelosi did not mention Trump’s demand to also cut “wasteful” items.

 

“I am asking Congress to amend this bill and increase the ridiculously low $600 to $2,000, or $4,000 for a couple,” Trump said in a video posted to Twitter Tuesday.

Trump also called for Congress to “get rid of the wasteful and unnecessary items” from the package, threatening “or else the next administration will have to deliver a COVID relief package.”

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