When the repercussions of Trump's decision to interrupt the negotiations between the White House and House Democrats for a relief package were still being felt, the president announced that he was willing to sign smaller relief bills.
After instructing his negotiators to abandon talks with House democrats regarding a new stimulus package, President Donald Trump urged Congress to approve a series of relief measures, including a new round of $1,200 stimulus checks.
Both moves by the president were made on Twitter shortly after receiving medical discharge after being treated for Covid-19.
On Tuesday afternoon, Trump had halted talks until “after I win” the election. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Secretary of Treasury Steve Mnuchin spoke Tuesday afternoon and the White House official confirmed that Trump pulled out of the talks, according to a tweet posted by the speaker’s spokesman Drew Hammill.
Following this, he made a series of posts on Twitter informing his intention to sign new executive orders as he did in August, to help struggling Americans.
“If I am sent a Stand-Alone Bill for Stimulus Checks ($1,200), they IMMEDIATELY. I am ready to sign right now. Are you listening Nancy?” Trump tweeted Tuesday night.
In another tweet that he said he would approve funding for specific struggling industries, such as airlines and small businesses.
“The House & Senate should IMMEDIATELY Approve 25 Billion Dollars for Airline Payroll Support, & 135 Billion Dollars for Paycheck Protection Program for Small Business. Both of these will be fully paid for with unused funds from the Cares Act. Have this money. I will sign now!” Trump said.
According to CNBC, a Trump administration official said that a “large-scale stimulus package is on the sidelines,”, but for now, the White House appears to be planning to support a series of smaller, individual packages on mutually agreed-upon items.