President Donald Trump announced Sunday that he has signed the congressional $900 billion COVID stimulus “relief bill” which offers only $600 to American families, but made clear in an accompanying statement that he will fight to ensure the Senate and House secure $2,000 per American in an additional stimulus, as well as a revamp of Section 230 and investigations into voter fraud.
“As President of the United States it is my responsibility to protect the people of our country from the economic devastation and hardship that was caused by the China Virus,” Trump said in the statement. “I understand that many small businesses have been forced to close as a result of harsh actions by Democrat-run states. Many people are back to work, but my job is not done until everyone is back to work.”
“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,” the statement continued, adding, “I will sign the Omnibus and Covid package with a strong message that makes clear to Congress that wasteful items need to be removed.”
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The President promised to send back to Congress “a redlined version, item by item, accompanied by the formal rescission request to Congress insisting that those funds be removed from the bill.”
Several meetings between prominent Republican senators and President Trump over the weekend also appear to have proven fruitful, as the statement concluded, “On Monday the House will vote to increase payments to individuals from $600 to $2,000. Therefore, a family of four would receive $5,200. Additionally, Congress has promised that Section 230, which so unfairly benefits Big Tech at the expense of the American people, will be reviewed and either be terminated or substantially reformed.”
President Trump kept his promise to veto the omnibus defense spending bill last week, stating, “I will not approve this bill, which would put the interests of the Washington, D.C. establishment over those of the American people.”