Trump backtracks on threats, signs coronavirus relief bill

Trump backtracks on threats, signs coronavirus relief bill
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[Ed. – We suspect he caved partly because he has just grown weary of the non-stop attacks from the Left after four years of it. Now that he’s signed it, expect him to be hammered for being inconsistent.]

President Donald Trump signed the $2.3 trillion coronavirus relief bill on Sunday evening after publicly protesting against it, the White House announced.

The bill provides $600 in direct cash payments for eligible Americans – a number that Trump decried after the bill passed through Congress shortly before Christmas. Trump demanded the bill include $2,000 direct cash payments instead and held out for days as federal unemployment benefits expired for millions of people.

“As President, I have told Congress that I want far less wasteful spending and more money going to the American people in the form of $2,000 checks per adult and $600 per child,” Trump said in a statement after signing the bill on Sunday, deputy press secretary Judd Deere tweeted.

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