Trump Calls COVID Package A Disgrace, Wants $2000 Checks To Citizens

This isn’t out of the blue, as President Trump has mentioned wanting $2,000 relief payments since not long after the first COVID relief passed

Donald Trump demands bigger stimulus checks in $900 billion COVID-19 relief package passed by Congress

In an unexpected video posted to Twitter on Tuesday night, President Donald Trump denounced a sweeping COVID-19 relief package he was expected to sign, calling it a “disgrace” and urging congressional leaders to make several changes to the bill including increasing direct payments for Americans.

“It’s called the COVID relief bill, but it has almost nothing to do with COVID,” he said in a video posted just moments after he issued a raft of pardons for several allies. “I’m asking Congress to amend this bill and increase the ridiculously low $600 to $2,000 or $4,000 for a couple.”

The president stopped short of saying he would veto the bipartisan legislation but was expected to sign the measure alongside a $1.4 trillion spending bill to fund the government. Trump called on Congress to remove “wasteful and unnecessary items from this legislation,” appearing to conflate the relief bill with the government spending measure. (snip)

“I am also asking Congress to immediately get rid of the wasteful and unnecessary items from this legislation, and to send me a suitable bill, or else the next administration will have to deliver a Covid relief package,” Trump said. “And maybe that administration will be me, and we will get it done.”

Let’s be honest, most citizens are conflating the two measures, since they were joined and Congress voted on them together.

(Breitbart) Trump criticized the bill for extending direct coronavirus relief payments to family members of illegal aliens, getting up to $1,800 each.

“This is far more than the Americans are given,” Trump said.

The also president lamented that the bill also failed to provide substantial aid to restaurants and small businesses.

Trump berated members of Congress for failing to even read the massive bill before passing it quickly in the last hours before the Christmas holiday.

“It’s called the COVID relief bill, but it has almost nothing to do with COVID,” he said.

“Congress found plenty of money for foreign countries and lobbyists and special interests, while sending the bare minimum to the American people who need it,” Trump said.

Nancy Pelosi is in favor of the $2,000 payment, though, she, as House Speaker, didn’t work particularly hard to help the American people with the COVID relief bill. Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are also on-board with the $2,000 payout. Congress could easily strip tens of billions, if not more, from the COVID relief and government spending measures to pay for this and help for small businesses and such.

Yes, it would be much better to open the economy, get people working, but, at this point, a lot of people are hurting because of the lockdowns and such.

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21 Responses to “Trump Calls COVID Package A Disgrace, Wants $2000 Checks To Citizens”

  1. Nighthawk says:

    The $600 per person sucks. But so does the $2000 per person proposal. The ONLY relief this country needs is to immediately stop with the useless lockdowns.

  2. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    Trump is what we used to call a “seagull” leader. Comes in squawking, shits on everything, then flies away.

    The Trump team was MIA during the negotiations. His backing for greater relief would have given the Repubs cover for helping Americans directly.

  3. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    327,000 dead Americans, so far. Over 3,000 deaths per day.

    The 120,000 Americans hospitalized today is double the number of the two previous peaks!

    We’ll see our hospital system overwhelmed in mid-January.

  4. Dana says:

    Why, I have to ask, is there a single penny in the bill for illegal immigrants or foreign aid?

    There’s $10,000,000 in there for “gender education” or something like that in Pakistan. Pakistan, where the Taliban hold power over large sections of the country, where the Taliban won’t allow vaccination for polio, because it’s the work of the imperialist white devils, and a Jooooo, Jonas Salk, and some of our congresscritters think that anybody there will listen to us white imperialist devils telling them that girls can be boys and boys can be girls?

    Go to Pakistan preaching that [insert slang term for feces here] and you are likely to have your head handed to you on a platter, as in literally, as in you might just get beheaded.

    Of course, if anyone actually believes that people can change their sex, he’d actually be smarter with his head cut off.

    • Elwood P. Dowd says:

      NB – The mass of the monies are for the Omnibus Spending bill, not Covid relief.

      That said, Ms Dana is mistaken, as the “gender education” portion is NOT about transgendered people but about education for girls and women. Equality for women liberalizes a society. Of course, misogyny is one of THE tenets of global conservatism, whether Christian or Muslim. And the prejudice of conservatives against LGBTQs is for another time.

      Except for our military excursions, less than 1% of our budget is foreign aid.

      • The Left Are Traitors says:

        It’s not the American taxpayers job to educate other nations “girls and women”.

        ” misogyny is one of THE tenets of global conservatism, whether Christian or Muslim. And the prejudice of conservatives against LGBTQs is for another time.”

        Once again you’re a fukin liar. There is no TENET in conservatism or Christianity that endorses misogyny, NONE. And the so called prejudice you bellyache about LGBTQKHFCT’s is bull shit. If it weren’t for Christianity hating the sin but loving the sinner they’d all be killed like in mooslem countries. YOU and your ILK have taken a psychological problem and main streamed it into a political movement. You do more harm to them by not helping them.

        This is pure leftist bullshit!

        • Elwood P. Dowd says:

          You lads are so easily distracted. The point was that Ms Dana was mistaken or lying about the gender education money going to Pakistan. It is not for transgender education.

          Do you think Ms Dana is lying or was just mistaken after reading some conservative website bullshite?

          Regarding your demi-screed about misogyny – not every tenet is written down, you fukin liar. Women voted 56-43 in favor of Biden. Is that because women just don’t know what’s good for them?

          Why does the Catholic church exclude women from leadership positions?

          Anyway, male conservatives are misogynists, whether Christian or Muslim.

      • Dana says:

        And why ought it to be our business to provide for “education for girls and women,” or anyone else, in foreign countries?

        Equality for women liberalizes a society.

        Congratulations, Mr Dowd: you have just become a neoconservative! You have just justified American action in every country you believe doesn’t hew to Western values! We can take out the government of Iran and Pakistan and Indonesia and really every non-white, non-European nation on earth, because “Equality for women liberalizes a society.”

        The younger George Bush is relaxing in his recliner, smiling, knowing that he has won another convert. Dick Cheney is proud of you.

        We have tried that stuff, of course, and sown the seeds of Western thought. But what we have reaped are the governments of Iraq and Egypt and Libya, we have reaped Da’ish and we have reaped the Taliban. We have Islamists in Pakistan who have overseen the spread of polio, once a conquered disease, because the vaccine is the creation of white imperialists, and, of course, a Joooo, so they have destroyed the vaccine shipments and killed the aid workers trying to vaccinate people.

        • Elwood P. Dowd says:

          That’s one opinion, but first things first.

          You mistakenly (or deliberately) stated that the US support was for transgendered education. It’s not.

          Anyway, as a nuclear power bordered by Afghanistan and India, Pakistan is of significant strategic interest to the US and the West in general. So yes, it is selfish on our part to keep Pakistan stable. You may not approve of our involvement with the outside world; you may not approve of the women’s rights movement there (or here), but we ignore it at our peril.

          from The Nation: “It is a sad reality that Pakistan is one of the worst countries for women to live in, which can be seen in the denial of social rights to women, discrimination, honour killings, brutal rapes and abductions, marital rapes, forced marriages, and induced abortions. This dark reality in our society has ranked Pakistan the 6th most unsafe country for women.”

          You may have heard of Malala Yousafzai, the 15 yr old girl’s education activist, shot in the head by a Talibani shithead because she was involved in getting girls educated. She recovered, and won the Nobel Peace prize in 2014 for her efforts. She is now 23 and continuing her work.

          The polio vaccination program continues in Pakistan although the disease is still considered endemic. Over 80% of Pakistani children have been vaccinated. Both Albert Sabin and Jonas Salk were Jewish. Neither patented their vaccines thus keeping the price low and distribution high.

          Conservatives such as the Taliban almost always oppose scientific advances usually based on any number of spurious conspiracies.

    • drowningpuppies says:

      It’s as if Rimjob is good with $700,000,000 going to Sudan.

      Bwaha! Lolgf

      • Elwood P. Dowd says:

        Does Dickbreath know anything about Sudan? Didn’t think so.

        From the Times of Israel: “The Trump administration reportedly offered victims of the 9/11 terror attacks some $700,000,000 to drop their claims against Sudan as part of an effort to save an agreement that would see the African country normalize ties with Israel in exchange for a removal of Sudan from the US’s list of state sponsors of terrorism.”


        “WASHINGTON: US lawmakers on Monday backed legislation granting Sudan legal immunity for past militant attacks, a final step in a historic deal removing Khartoum from Washington’s blacklist of state sponsors of terrorism. The legislation was part of the massive omnibus bill to fund the government for the coming year, which is also due to include a new aid package to help millions of Americans and businesses hit hard by the pandemic.

        Sudan was removed from the US state sponsors of terrorism blacklist a week ago, less than two months after the Arab nation pledged to normalize ties with Israel. Sudan will receive US$700 million in assistance funds and an additional US$120 million toward the repayment of its debt to the International Monetary Fund.

        As part of a deal, Sudan agreed to pay US$335 million to compensate survivors and victims’ families from the 1998 al-Qaeda twin attacks on the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, and a 2000 attack by the militant group on the USS Cole off Yemen’s coast.”

        It seems as if the payments are part of the Trump/Kushner/Israeli deal with Sudan.

        Does DickBreath object to the Trump/Netanyahu deal with Sudan?

        DickBreath and similar conservative corksoakers find big numbers mystifying. They are confused by them. To the average corksoaker, $700 million is a BIG number (it’s about what The Don will pocket from his Stop the Steal PAC). But $700 million/ 2,300,000 million is about 0.03% of the total bill! And Trump wants it, DickBreath.

        But the corksoakers suspect Sudan is in Africa and it probably home to black and brown terrorist types and cryptically ask (Dog Whistle Alert! (TM)), “Why are giving our taxes to “those” people when our white people are suffering?” The Sudan money could have increased the $600 check to $610!!

        So yes, DickBreath, there is a Santa Claus, and I DO support the Sudan program that the President, the Congress and the State Department support.

        • drowningpuppies says:

          So again Rimjob says he’s good with giving Sudan $700,000,000 in taxpayers money.

          We get it.


        • Elwood P. Dowd says:

          Yes. Trump, Congress, Israel and the US State Dept largely agree on this, as do I.

          Does DickBreath have a point? Are you pleased or upset that Trump didn’t pay any taxes that will go to Sudan? LOL.

          What is your reasoned position on the Israel/Sudan deal? We thought trumptilians admired Trump’s peace initiatives in the Middle East, and were clinging to it as his primary achievement? Have you changed your “mind”?

          Perhaps you and Kye thought these peace deals were free of investment.

          • drowningpuppies says:

            Gosh Rimjob must be absolutely giddy about giving $700,000,000 in taxpayers money to Sudan while so many Americans are having a tough time economically.
            So giddy he confirms it not once, not twice, but thrice.
            Then he blames Trump.

            Again, we get it.

            Bwaha! Lolgfy

  5. drowningpuppies says:

    Blitzer: It’s not about me, it’s about millions of Americans who can’t put food on the table, who can’t pay the rent and are having trouble…

    Pelosi: And we represent them. (Blitzer attempts to respond and Pelosi gets repetitive) And we represent them. And we represent them. And we represent them. We know them. We represent them and we know them. We know them. We represent them, yes.

    By the way, Wolf, how’s my hair look?


  6. Hairy says:

    Pelosi had to fight to get $600
    And of course she was fighting the GOP senate
    Why didn’t trump tell those senators to end their fight for only $300???

  7. Hairy says:

    That pork you mentioned did that include Ivanka’s pet project for “women’s empowerment “?
    Confess didn’t want it but Trump said he wouldn’t sign without it

  8. Hairy says:

    Trump should have pushed his GOP senate to raise tge amount
    But he didn’t
    Pelosi had to fight gir $600 the senate only wanted $300
    2000$ is what all the most socialist Dems wanted
    I think Trump May be trying to influence potential future jurors in his upcoming trials in NY

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