Trump Continues To Push For Bigger Stimulus Checks — ‘I Simply Want To Get Our Great People $2000’

President Donald Trump is steady with his demand for Americans to receive $2,000 stimulus checks within the coronavirus relief bill, according to The Western Journal.

“I simply want to get our great people $2000, rather than the measly $600 that is now in the bill. Also, stop the billions of dollars in ‘pork,’” he tweeted.

“There’s been some apparent misunderstanding about what’s in the regular appropriating bill and what’s in the COVID relief bill, and generally the regular appropriating bill includes things the administration asked for. It took us a long time to get to where we are. I think reopening that bill would be a mistake,” said Republican Sen. Roy Blunt.

“The best way out of this is for the president to sign the bill, and I still hope that’s what he decides.”

Some disagreed.

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President Trump said it’s “called the COVID Relief Bill, but it has almost nothing to do with COVID.”

“This bill contains $85.5 million for assistance to Cambodia, $134 million to Burma, $1.3 billion for Egypt and the Egyptian military, which will go out and buy almost exclusively Russian military equipment. $25 million for democracy and gender programs in Pakistan, $505 million to Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama. $40 million for the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, which is not even open for business. $1 billion for the Smithsonian and an additional $154 million for the National Gallery of Art. Likewise, these facilities are essentially not open,” he said.

Trump chastised the bill regarding the $1,800 each to the family members of illegal immigrants.

“This is far more than the Americans are given. Despite all of this wasteful spending and much more, the $900 billion package provides hardworking taxpayers with only $600 each in relief payments, and not enough money is given to small businesses.”

“Congress found plenty of money for foreign countries, lobbyists and special interests while sending the bare minimum to the American people who need it. It wasn’t their fault, it was China’s fault. Not their fault,” Trump said. “I am asking Congress to amend this bill and increase the ridiculously low $600 to $2,000 or $4,000 for a couple,” President Donald Trump said.

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