Despite the outcome of the 2020 presidential election, President Trump will remain in the White House for about three more weeks.
And, luckily for his supporters, that gives the president still some time to govern.
Someone may have to relay this news to Joe Biden, however, as he seems to think he is already president.
In a statement released Saturday, Biden demanded Trump sign into law a pair of bills that would provide financial assistance to Americans continuing to struggle under the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
As the Daily Caller reports, Biden described how “millions of families don’t know if they’ll be able to make ends meet” and said there would be “devastating consequences” should Trump continue his “abdication of responsibility.”
“Delay means more small businesses won’t survive this dark winter because they lack access to the lifeline they need, and Americans face further delays in getting the direct payments they deserve as quickly as possible to help deal with the economic devastation caused by COVID-19,” he said.
The former vice president went on to call the bill “critical” and said the $600 stimulus checks tucked into its 5,500 pages “a first step and down payment on more action that we’ll need to take early in the new year.”
Referencing the election, Biden concluded: “In November, the American people spoke clearly that now is a time for bipartisan action and compromise. I was heartened to see members of Congress heed that message, reach across the aisle, and work together. President Trump should join them, and make sure millions of Americans can put food on the table and keep a roof over their heads in this holiday season.”
— The Hill (@thehill) December 26, 2020
The Daily Caller adds:
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Congress passed the bill overwhelmingly Monday, clearing the way for the president to sign it into law. The coronavirus stimulus package will cost around $900 billion and the government funding bill totals $1.4 trillion.
Unless renewed, unemployment benefits will expire Saturday and the government will start to shut down Tuesday, unless Trump acts or Congress passes a new bill, The Hill reported.