Democrats are asking for $ 2.4 trillion in pandemic aid for small businesses and Americans, but Trump disagrees with more than $ 1.6 trillion. Republicans and Democrats have been working to reach an agreement on financial incentives since July.
Donald Trump wrote on Twitter, hours after the announcement of his decision, that he is willing to offer “immediately” $ 1,200 to each American in the conditions under which a package of aid would be signed only for the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The exaggerated Nancy Pelosi and the radical left-wing Democrats are playing with the financial incentives that American workers desperately need. But they only want to take care of the failed and highly criminal American cities and states. They never thought about workers, and they never will, “Trump said.
He added that he asked Senate Majority Leader Republican Mitch McConnell to focus on confirming Amy Coney Barrett as a Supreme Court judge. Mitch McConnell told the media that he supports the US president’s move given that an agreement with the Democrats is difficult to see. “We need to focus on the things that can be done,” he said.
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden reacted to Trump’s decision to suspend negotiations until after the election: “Be careful: if you have no more work, if you have closed your business, if your child’s school has closed, if you have layoffs in your community, Donald Trump decided today that he doesn’t care about any of these things. “