Trump Calls on Congress to Pass COVID Relief After Calling off Negotiations



Grace Segers & Kathryn Watson | CBS News

Washington — President Trump has called for Congress to pass relief for airlines, money for the Paycheck Protection Program and stimulus funds, after shutting down negotiations for relief between the White House and House Democrats. 

Earlier Tuesday, the president blamed Speaker Nancy Pelosi for “not negotiating in good faith” after she rejected a $1.6 trillion proposal from the White House. The president sent a series of tweets announcing he had “instructed my representatives to stop negotiating until after the election.” 

But hours later, he urged Congress to pass coronavirus relief, though what he was demanding was not the same package he rejected. 

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