President-elect Joe Biden on Saturday requested President Trump to sign the coronavirus stimulus bill after Trump rejected the bill and asked for higher stimulus payments and less “wasteful” spending.
Biden’s push came as Trump and Congress clashed over the size of direct payments included in the mammoth legislation.
“$2000 + $2000 plus other family members. Not $600,” Trump wrote on Twitter on Saturday night. “Remember, it was China’s fault!”
Biden said about 10 million Americans were about to lose unemployment benefits. In addition, an eviction ban was set expire on Thursday night, New Year’s Eve.
“It is the day after Christmas, and millions of families don’t know if they’ll be able to make ends meet because of President Donald Trump’s refusal to sign an economic relief bill approved by Congress with an overwhelming and bipartisan majority,” Biden said in a statement.