Trump wants to amend COVID-19 relief bill, calls it a “disgrace”

Congress wants to give Americans $600, Trump says Americans should be getting more

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN)- Late Tuesday night, President Donald Trump tweeted a recorded video from the White House, expressing his opinion on the COVID-19 relief bill that was proposed by Congress Monday evening.

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Trump says he wants Congress to amend the new bill to provide more direct payments to Americans. The bill says each person is to receive $600, which some legislatures have called “a joke”.

Trump agrees, saying it is “ridiculously low” and that citizens should be getting at least $2,000.

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

He did not threaten to veto the $900 billion stimulus bill, but he did make it clear that he’s displeased with it.

Also in favor of giving more money back to American citizens after 9 months in a pandemic, Nancy Pelosi tweeted Tuesday night that Democrats would unanimously vote for $2,000 checks.

Some Republicans have been against direct payments of more than $600, saying they would cost too much for the government in the long run.

It’s unclear if congress intends to make any changes to the bill as of this morning.

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