President Trump is back in the White House and better than ever.
One of his first priorities since returning to the oval office after spending the weekend at Walter Reed was ending coronavirus relief negotiations with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA).
Trump announced on Tuesday that he is ending the process with Pelosi because she is “not negotiating in good faith” after months of failed attempts to get Pelosi to come to an agreement to provide additional economic relief from the effects of COVID-19.
“Nancy Pelosi is asking for $2.4 Trillion Dollars to bailout poorly run, high crime, Democrat States, money that is in no way related to COVID-19,” Trump wrote in a series of tweets announcing his decision. “We made a very generous offer of $1.6 Trillion Dollars and, as usual, she is not negotiating in good faith.”
Trump explained that he has ordered the White House to halt all negotiations with Pelosi until after the election.
“I have instructed my representatives to stop negotiating until after the election when, immediately after I win, we will pass a major Stimulus Bill that focuses on hardworking Americans and Small Business,” Trump tweeted.
Pelosi has been in negotiations with White House chief of staff Mark Meadows and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin for weeks, and has refused to make any meaningful concessions towards achieving a deal.
The Speaker has promised on multiple occasions that a relief package is at the top of her list of priorities, but also made it clear that she is unwilling to compromise on the price tag.