Trump insists on $2K Covid-19 stimulus checks by cutting down billions in 'pork', Internet says 'cut the crap'

Trump calls for $2K stimulus checks instead of $600 though social media users slammed him, saying he was lying


                            Trump insists on $2K Covid-19 stimulus checks by cutting down billions in 'pork', Internet says 'cut the crap'
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POTUS Donald Trump has called for $2,000 stimulus checks for the country and demanded that billions of dollars in 'pork' be cut from the COVID-19 relief bill. Trump had initially blamed Congress for the 'pork' in a since-deleted tweet. He then took to Twitter to repost his message and said that the bill's $600 direct payments are not enough. His tweet had read, "I simply want to get our great people $2000, rather than the measly $600 that is now in the bill. Also, stop the billions of dollars in “pork”," referencing the spending provisions on foreign aid and arts venues in the bill.

Earlier on Saturday, December 26, Trump had shared a tweet about conservative TV and radio talk show host Joe 'Pags' Pagliarulo calling out the Reuters headline which read "Millions of Americans lose jobless benefits as Trump refuses to sign aid bill."

Trump had commented saying, "I simply want to get our great people $2000, rather than $600. Also, Congress should cut the ‘pork'", which he later deleted. On Tuesday, December 22, Trump decided to reject a $908 billion relief bill that had passed in the House and Senate. 



 

He then asked Congress to augment the $600 and make it $2000 though Republican representatives blocked the bigger amount. Many social media users took to the comments section to talk about Trump's tweet. Many seemed to slam him and claimed that he was telling lies. One such user shared, "So sign the bill to authorized the $600 and the national budget, then get on the phone with Mitch and insist he authorize an additional $1400. Or, you could just play golf and tell lies on Twitter."

Another added, "You don’t give a f*ck about the American people. The “pork” was in the budget which came from YOUR administration. All you care about is attention & clinging to the remaining power you have because you know the clock is ticking on your “term”. Cut the crap & get out of the way."

"Trump is so dangerously narcissistic that he is too proud to admit that he lost to Joe Biden. So he carries on this dangerous, desperate charade seeking to cling to power. Trump needs to stop endangering the world's oldest continuous democracy & admit reality & admit he lost," commented yet another. 



 

 



 

 



 

Yet another social media user shared, "If that what you SIMPLY wanted sir you should've SIMPLY pushed it months ago. You concern no longer sound genuine. What happened when you called the Senators yesterday Sir? Any update? Did u really call them Sir? Who did u call?" 

Another user who echoed the same sentiments said, "If Trump was an effective president he would have insisted that the amount of $2,000 for stimulus payments was included in the new bill from the outset. It was no mystery the amount was $600. His after-the-fact demands are a scam, as always, because he knows nothing will change."



 

 



 

Republican Senator Lindsey Graham took to Twitter on Friday, December 25 to say that those were genuinely the president's intentions to increase the stimulus checks. Graham shared on Twitter, "After spending some time with President @realDonaldTrump today, I am convinced he is more determined than ever to increase stimulus payments to $2000 per person." 

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