Biden attacks Trump for not signing COVID relief, gov’t funding bill: ‘Abdication of responsibility’

President-elect Joe Biden took aim at President Donald Trump over the weekend for not yet signing the $2.3 trillion bill passed by Congress that combines government funding and coronavirus relief.

What did Biden say?

“It is the day after Christmas, and millions of families don’t know if they’ll be able to make ends meet because of President Donald Trump’s refusal to sign an economic relief bill approved by Congress with an overwhelming and bipartisan majority,” Biden said in a statement.

“This abdication of responsibility has devastating consequences,” Biden continued, adding:

Today, about 10 million Americans will lose unemployment insurance benefits. In just a few days, government funding will expire, putting vital services and paychecks for military personnel at risk. In less than a week, a moratorium on evictions expires, putting millions at risk of being forced from their homes over the holidays. 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.

Why hasn’t Trump signed the bill?

One day after bipartisan negotiations resulted in Congress passing the bill, Trump announced on Tuesday that he would not sign it, calling the bill a “disgrace” because lawmakers stuffed it with “wasteful spending” that “has almost nothing to do with COVID.”

“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 and, in particular, restaurants — whose owners have suffered so grievously — they were only given a deduction for others to use,” Trump said.

“Congress found plenty of money for foreign countries, lobbyists, and special interests, while sending the bare minimum to the American people who need it,” he continued.

Instead of $600 stimulus payments to Americans, Trump demanded $2,000 payments.

“I am asking Congress to amend this bill and increase the ridiculously low $600 to $2,000, or $4,000 for a couple,” Trump said. “I am also asking Congress to immediately get rid of the wasteful and unnecessary items from this legislation and to 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.”

However, Trump was even criticized by Republican Sen. Pat Toomey (Pa.) on Sunday, who said Trump should sign the bill.

“Look, if it were just a freestanding government funding bill, I would almost certainly be voting against that,” Toomey said on Fox News. “But I think the COVID relief measures are really, really important. And, you know, in my state, as in many other states, we have governors who are closing down businesses again. People are out of work, certainly through no fault of their own.

13 thoughts on “Biden attacks Trump for not signing COVID relief, gov’t funding bill: ‘Abdication of responsibility’

  1. Biden you’re a moron! Why would President Trump sign a bill that is full of pork. The bill is disgusting. Billions of dollars to overseas governments when we are hurting here. The bill is a slap in the face to every American who is suffering. Biden, if this is how you think, you have no business running this country. Your loyalties are evidently NOT for Americans first. I pray all your corruption in the battleground states is proven and you are sent packing to a nursing home.

      1. That puppet is mentally ill and never did anything to benefit the USA………….Then he chose Brown’s concubine……….Am sure that is why that HO pulled out of the DEM “run” as she was promised that position from the get go………

    1. Rickzilla, if he was sent packing to a nursing, that would be the very best thing for America. Not one of those demonrats care about America, or her people. Like you, all they can think about is lining their pockets.

  2. Shut up Joe! Never try to tell Trump how to do his job! He is great at his job and has turned this country around after 8 miserable years of Obummer. You are an old man with dementia and hated by over half of the country. We will NEVER respect you!!!

    1. Even us “old men with dementia” or approaching it think this guy is nothing but an idiot with a big mouth, huge wandering hands, the morals less than of a mongoose if that much, constantly lies, cheats, and is not a person you want behind you. He has problems governing himself, what makes people think that he can govern the Unites States. His pick as VP, picking THAT woman was not his doing, it was the socialist’s doing and we will be stuck with her like we were with LBJ.

  3. For the last 6 months Pelosi and gang have been hiding or submitting bills that were absolutely an insult to America, full of Pork and rewards to States with bad behavior and a policy of violating Federal Law. Why should the rest of the USA have to pick up the tab for one states idiotic debts? Why should our tax dollars pay for anything to do with Horse racing reform, with the weather in Tibet, or with Gender Studies in Pakistan, or supporting the the closed Kennedy Center with millions which Pelosi’s daughter manages and who fired (against the contract they had) all the workers from, as example. AMERICA should come first and any excess we have left over could be considered to help others. Lately though we have no extra and just go deeper into national debt. Washington DC needs to be cleaned out, the swamp drained, as we are being sold a lemons almost by the second. Trim the dam PELOSI PORK!

  4. we dont give a damn about wanna be china biden how come pelosi and rest waited till now they had more chances but they want trump to look bad so biden shut the hell up u take 600 and live on it damn idiot american people are for trump and we feel the same as him u should have put this at top or a stand alone like he asked but no u been crying like babies because u want it your way we true americans been with out it and can survive with out it we will stick together hell with all the pork put america at the very top

  5. Biden the China lover along with Harris & his son………They all talk and sound like a 4 yr. old……….They also lie, and cheat their way to the top………..What a shame that the uneducated vote for idiots like that………….

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