PRESIDENT TRUMP SPECIAL MESSAGE
In a taped message from the White House posted to the president’s Twitter Tuesday night, Trump went through some of the funding allocations made in the $1.4 trillion omnibus bill that is attached to the COVID-19 relief bill. Trump presented the allocations, including foreign aid, money for fish and wildlife preservation, and new Smithsonian museums, as if they were part of the COVID-19 relief bill, when, in fact, those provisions are parts of several other bills within the omnibus.
Trump closed out his four-minute message by saying that he was unhappy with several COVID-19 relief provisions, including the decision to pay qualifying Americans a one-time $600 check. He intimated that he would not sign the bill unless it was amended to “increase the ridiculously low $600 to $2,000.“
He then told Congress to “send me a suitable bill or else the next administration will have to deliver a COVID-19 relief package, and maybe that administration will be me, and we will get it done.”