"Trump Kicks COVID Bill Back To Congress;
Demands $2,000 Stimulus, Shreds Lawmakers Over Mountain Of Pork"
by Tyler Durden
TUESDAY, DEC 22, 2020 - 19:46: "President Trump appeared to threaten to veto the COVID-19 stimulus package that Congress passed almost 24 hours earlier, telling lawmakers to boost checks for Americans to $2,000 as well as "get rid of wasteful and unnecessary items" in the spending bill. Trump said "Throughout the summer, Democrats cruelly blocked COVID relief legislation in an effort to advance their extreme left wing agenda and influence the election..." "It's taken forever" to get a package and the bill passed "is much different than anticipated." "It really is a disgrace," he added.
Then he reeled off a list of disgusting 'pork' (read the details here) that has been piled into this record-breaking 5,593 page bill. As Axios notes, many of the items Trump listed, such as foreign aid, which were not related to COVID-19, are not part of the coronavirus relief package. These form part of the government funding bill, which was passed alongside the coronavirus relief package.
Then he took a shot at Biden and the election: "Send me a suitable bill or else the next administration will have to deliver a COVID relief package, and maybe that administration will be me and we will get it done."
Watch the full statement here: pic.twitter.com/v9Rdjz6DNu - Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 23, 2020
And the market is not happy...
"Get back to Mrs.Pelosi!"