Democrats delayed federal relief funding from reaching Americans, who are affected by a deadly Asian virus, because they wanted the outbreak to worsen, the president has said.
President Donald Trump has questioned the Democratic Party’s repeated refusal to support the Republican Party’s $1.4 trillion phase three stimulus package to help businesses and families devastated by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Virus. He is also concerned about House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) request for the Senate to consider her own $1.6 trillion relief package.
“Republicans had a deal until Nancy Pelosi rode into town from her extended vacation,” the president said on Facebook. “[Do] the Democrats want the virus to win?”
Pelosi decided to propose an alternative package after fellow Democrats complained about the stimulus benefitting major corporations while underfunding the primary health care system.
“From my standpoint we are apart,” Pelosi said of her relationship with Republicans according to Politico.
Even after spending an hour meeting with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), House Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, the House speaker failed to reach an agreement.
“We will be introducing our own bill and hopefully it will be compatible,” she said.
The Daily Caller has since revealed that she plans to give $300 million in migration and refugee assistance to help aliens “prevent, prepare for, and respond” to the CCP Virus.
The finding prompted the president to dismiss the House speaker’s package as irrelevant and urge fellow Republicans to oppose that stimulus plan.
“They are asking for things that have nothing to do with our great workers or companies,” he said. “They want open borders and [a] Green New Deal. Republicans should not agree.”
House Republicans are also concerned the multiple delays are preventing American businesses and households from receiving federal assistance.
“I am anxious to see what Speaker Pelosi would put on the table,” Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) said according to Politico. “She needs to be part of this conversation … I hope we can have a bipartisan agreement when that is sent.”
If the Republican bill had passed the Senate, each adult who earns less than $75,000 a year would have received a $1,200 check while children would each receive $500.
Anyone who earns more than $75,000 will receive a payment that incrementally reduces by $5 for each $100 more than the threshold. Those who earn more than $99,000 will not receive any stimulus payment according to the paper.
“Congress must approve the deal, without all of the nonsense, today,” the president said on Facebook. “The longer it takes, the harder it will be to start up our economy. Our workers will be hurt.”