‘Get Rid Of The Pork’: Trump Says He Won’t Sign Stimulus Unless It Actually Helps Americans

As Santa was busy passing out gifts to all the boys and girls of the world, so too was Congress passing legislation that would ensure every American gets a $600 stimulus check to help them cover the financial costs of the ongoing global pandemic.

$600 right into every Americans’ pockets.

But — the checks won’t be sent, for now at least, as President Trump vetoed the effort.

Democrats and their allies in mainstream media are trying to paint Trump as the Grinch who stole Christmas, a true Ebenezer Scrooge. Bumhumbug!

While it is true that President Trump vetoed a whopping $900 billion COVID-19 relief bill (that’s 5,500 pages long!), including the $600 stimulus checks for every American, and another $1.4 trillion spending bill; it is not because he’s trying to cancel Christmas.

President Trump does not want his supporters and other Americans to be fooled by the bills, which he called a “disgrace.”

In a series of tweets, Trump described the bills as an illusion designed to look good but — as politicians often do — provide the bare minimum (or less) to Americans.

The president went on to call the bills “wasteful” and said they have “almost nothing to do with COVID.”

As for the $600 checks, Trump specifically called them “ridiculously low” and vowed that he would not sign any bill into law that did not provide at least $2,000 for single Americans and $4,000 per couple.

Trump’s advice? He suggested Congress can afford to pay Americans more money if they just eliminate the other expensive or unnecessary components of the bills.

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“Get rid of the pork,” he tweeted.

So Congress is revisiting the issue.

BizPac Review reports:

With unemployment benefits set to expire for millions of Americans and a shutdown of the government looming, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., tried to take credit for the $2,000 stimulus checks while attempting to pass a unanimous consent bill on Thursday. Republicans objected and the speaker will attempt a standalone bill on the floor Monday.

The federal government could shut down at midnight Monday if the combined $2.3 trillion bill is not signed, and an eviction moratorium is set to expire on Dec. 31.