Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi instantly known as Donald Trump’s last-ditch bluff on the COVID aid package deal on Tuesday night time, telling the president that she helps growing direct stimulus funds to $2,000.

“Republicans repeatedly refused to say what quantity the President needed for direct checks,” the Speaker of the Home stated on Twitter. “Eventually, the President has agreed to $2,000 — Democrats are able to convey this to the Ground this week by unanimous consent. Let’s do it!”

Pelosi’s response got here after Trump launched a weird video through which he blasted the COVID aid invoice that his personal White Home helped negotiate and known as on Congress to increase the stimulus payment amount.

Trump stated that if Congress didn’t repair his issues with the aid package deal, it could be as much as the subsequent administration – which he hinted would be him – to give you a brand new invoice.

Democrats have supported a bigger stimulus fee each step of the best way

Most people acknowledge {that a} one-time $600 stimulus test is nowhere close to sufficient to maintain tens of millions of struggling Individuals afloat within the midst of a public well being and financial disaster.

However given the truth that Republicans had been fiercely against any further stimulus funds, it was an enormous win for Democrats that they managed to get direct funds included within the compromise aid package deal in any respect.

As members of Congress have spent months negotiating, it’s clear that Trump didn’t take the time to even study the proposals. If he had, he would have seen that Democrats already handed COVID aid laws again in Could that included stimulus checks for twice the quantity which can be included within the present invoice.

Regardless, Nancy Pelosi is asking Donald Trump’s bluff on Tuesday by telling him that Home Democrats are prepared to instantly enhance stimulus funds to $2,000. The leaves the ball squarely in Mitch McConnell’s court docket.

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