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After Congress passed the bill with large bipartisan support late last Monday, Trump threw Washington into chaos by suddenly raising an objection to the size of a new round of direct payments, which came as news to his own aides who had negotiated them with Congress. He demanded lawmakers raise to the amount to $2,000, as also criticized other elements he called “pork” included within the mammoth spending package, including routine annual foreign aid payments.

Trump reiterated his criticism of the bill Saturday, tweeting, “I simply want to get our great people $2000, rather than the measly $600 that is now in the bill.”

The Covid-19 aid package currently includes $600 in direct payments to Americans who earned less than $75,000 in the previous tax year.

The amount represented a compromise between Democrats, who wanted larger checks, and Republicans, many of whom opposed additional direct payments.

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, who proposed the $600 checks and personally negotiated the stimulus package with congressional leadership, said in an interview with CNBC on Dec. 21 that Americans could see the checks quickly. That requires the president to sign the bill.

The House, where Republicans blocked Democrats from mounting a hasty vote to raise the amount of the checks to meet the president's demand, is expected to consider on Monday a stop-gap measure to avert a federal shutdown and keep the government running until President-elect Joe Biden takes office on Jan. 20.

Biden called on Trump to sign the bill in a strongly-worded statement Saturday, calling the president's failure to do so an "abdication of responsibility" with "devastating consequences."

Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., also criticized the president for his stance Sunday, saying, "Time is running out.”

Trump should sign the bill “because you don’t get everything you want, even if you’re the president of the United States,“ he said in an interview on “Fox News Sunday.”

Trump has been spending the holiday at Mar-a-Lago, his private resort in Palm Beach, Florida, and on Sunday visited his golf course, Palm Beach International Golf Club, according to the traveling press pool report.

Posted By: Steve Williams
Sunday, December 27th 2020 at 12:38PM
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Do your job Congress. Quit whining about Trump. He is right and you are wrong.

Sunday, December 27th 2020 at 12:41PM
Steve Williams
Donald J. Trump
....But when it is all over, and this period of time becomes just another ugly chapter in our Country’s history, WE WILL WIN!!!
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Donald J. Trump
....Courts are bad, the FBI and “Justice” didn’t do their job, and the United States Election System looks like that of a third world country. Freedom of the press has been gone for a long time, it is Fake News, and now we have Big Tech (with Section 230) to deal with....
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Donald J. Trump
....fake signatures, illegal immigrant voters, banned Republican vote watchers, MORE VOTES THAN ACTUAL VOTERS (check out Detroit & Philadelphia), and much more. The numbers are far greater than what is necessary to win the individual swing states, and cannot even be contested....
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Donald J. Trump
Time for Republican Senators to step up and fight for the Presidency, like the Democrats would do if they had actually won. The proof is irrefutable! Massive late night mail-in ballot drops in swing states, stuffing the ballot boxes (on video), double voters, dead voters,

Sunday, December 27th 2020 at 12:56PM
Steve Williams
Do you approve of Trump's actions so-far Steve?

Sunday, December 27th 2020 at 3:44PM
Deacon Ron Gray
I do approve Ron. Do you remember when Trump was forced to sign his first bloated spending bill? I'll be posting it to refresh everyone's memories.

Sunday, December 27th 2020 at 4:26PM
Steve Williams
Why do you approve these actions of Trumps Steve?

Sunday, December 27th 2020 at 7:03PM
Deacon Ron Gray
Because I keep score Ron, and it's time to settle the score.


Sunday, December 27th 2020 at 7:57PM
Steve Williams
You don't have anything to bargain with. Trump is acting brand new that his party was only offering $600.00 long before NOW, because he's The President of The United States of America.

You are being Gaslighted by Trump and you don't care.

Steve, who will be president come Jan 20, 2021?

Sunday, December 27th 2020 at 10:11PM
Deacon Ron Gray
Trump has you worried I see. I'll bet you feel lots better with less for America and more for the globalists, don't you Ron? Idiot.

Monday, December 28th 2020 at 12:30AM
Steve Williams
With 23 days to go, Steve who will be President of The United States of America come Jan 20, 2021?

Monday, December 28th 2020 at 10:15AM
Deacon Ron Gray
I don't know Ron, but I think I'll join the march on Washington on January 6.

Monday, December 28th 2020 at 11:11AM
Steve Williams
I know, and his name is "NOT" Trump, that you can bet your life on.

Monday, December 28th 2020 at 11:52AM
Deacon Ron Gray
Bet your own life on it Ron.

Monday, December 28th 2020 at 12:23PM
Steve Williams
What I do know is, Biden CHEATED.

Monday, December 28th 2020 at 12:24PM
Steve Williams
YOUR WORDS: What I do know is, Biden CHEATED.


You don't have any proof of that LIE at all now do you Steve?

This is NOT the first time that I have asked you to show me THE BEEF and to this very date, you have shown "NO PROOF AT ALL, That Biden CHEATED.

Just get over it Steve and face the FACTS, TRUMP lost his race for a second bid as President of The United States of America to Biden and Harris. 2020 what few days of it is left, looks like a brighter future ahead for this country already.

Monday, December 28th 2020 at 5:12PM
Deacon Ron Gray
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