President Trump sends COVID-19 spending package back to Congress, calling it a disgrace.

President Donald Trump on Tuesday blasted the COVID-19 relief package that was rushed through Congress the night before, calling it a “disgrace” and saying he wants to see more money going to individuals and small businesses impacted by the virus and less in “wasteful spending.”

He also suggested he may not sign it.

The $900 billion coronavirus relief was rolled in as part of a catch-all spending package totaling $2.3 trillion that covered lawmakers’ unfinished business — but exposed priorities of Congress that caught the eye of the American public.

What are the details?

In an address to the nation, the president decried the Democrats’ refusal to agree to larger deals on COVID-19 relief that would have delivered more direct assistance to Americans than what was passed following the general election.

“It really is a disgrace,” Trump said of the package that overwhelmingly passed in the Democrat-led House and Republican-controlled Senate. “For example, among the more than 5,000 pages in this bill — which nobody in Congress has read because of its length and complexity — it’s called the COVID relief bill, but it has almost nothing to do with COVID.”

The president went on to name a long list of what was included in the omnibus bill that added another $1 trillion to the national debt, such as “$25 million for democracy and gender programs in Afghanistan,” and “$40 million to the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., which is not even open for business.”

Trump went to say, “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.”

“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. “It wasn’t their fault. It was China’s fault. Not their fault.”

“I am asking Congress to amend this bill and increase the ridiculously low $600 to $2,000, or $4,000 for a couple,” the president 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.”

6 thoughts on “President Trump sends COVID-19 spending package back to Congress, calling it a disgrace.

  1. I agree with President Trump, this bill is a disgrace. The people that voted for this bill are only looking out for themselves, shame on them. Giving to a museum that is closed is ludicrous. Giving to Foreign countries is also ridiculous, hope the President sticks to his guns.

  2. All congress has top do is cut the “aid” packages which we all know as “kick backs” to those who support them and take a few million less in white wash monies and give it to the people that actually work and pay in those millions the rest of the time….problem solved ….huh

  3. Donald Trump, my “President” who cares about me, NOT the Kennedy Center, Afganistan, and others. There should be NOTHING in the bill that is NOT directly related to the Covid-19 suffering it has caused. I sure would like to be a Senator now. I so glad my Senators from the “IN GOD WE TRUST” state of Alabama are standing tall. My county of over 33,000 has had 14 people that died “With the virus”, not “Because of it”. We have had NO lockdowns or “Stay at Home” orders. Tell me, what did you do in 2009 when Obama handled the “Swine Flu”? There were an “ESTIMATED” 150 to 350 THOUSAND” that died during that. And the only thing I can find that he did was, “Declared a National Emergency” after six months. Ask Joe Biden what they did then , and PROVE IT!

  4. $40 million to the Kennedy Center in Washington DC which is not even open and fired all its music staff? We all know the reason that was slipped in, to feather Pelosi’s Daughters pockets as she continues to rape the USA for more and more money. Isn’t Money Mommy a great person. Take from the poor and give it to the rich.

  5. WAY TO GO MR. PRESIDENT. INSTEAD OF GIVING 2..3 BILLION TO FORIEGN COUNTRIES. GIVE APPROX MATELY 10 MILLION TO EVERY AMERICAN, YOU DO KNOW THAT THE 450 MILLION SPENT IN GA, WOULD GIVE EVERCITIZEN OVER 1 MILLION.. REALLY I AM NOT FOR THAT. WE NEED TO WORK FOR WHAT WE GET. ALL I AS YOU TO IS DECLARE MARTIAL LAW, THIS ELECION NULL AND VOID AND ORDER ANOTHER ELECTION WITH A POLICEMAN AT EVERY POLLING STATION, BACKED BY MILITARY NATIONAL GUARD AND MILLIONS OF VETERANS IN CASE OF RIOTING. PLEASE USE US. WE WANT TO HELP.

  6. A line item that should definitely be cut is the $40,000,000 RAISE for House Representatives. Why do they deserve an approximately $5,000 raise?

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