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Trump says he's halting negotiations for next stimulus bill until after the election

Trump says he's halting negotiations for next stimulus bill until after the election
Posted at 1:08 PM, Oct 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-06 15:13:06-04

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Donald Trump says he has instructed his administration to stop negotiating the next stimulus bill until after the general election in November.

Trump made the announcement in a series of tweets Tuesday afternoon, in which he accused Democratic leaders of asking for a $2.4 trillion “bailout” for things not related to COVID-19.

“We made a very generous offer of $1.6 Trillion Dollars and, as usual, she is not negotiating in good faith,” said Trump of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. “I am rejecting their request and looking to the future of our Country.”

That president also added that he’s asked Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to instead focus full-time on confirming Judge Amy Coney Barret’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court.