BREAKING: Trump comes out swinging on behalf of the American people as he signs COVID relief bill, but takes several carefully aimed slugs at Democrats in the process.
On Sunday evening, after reaching an agreement with Congress over stimulus checks, President Trump signed the $2.3 trillion pandemic relief and spending bill. In doing so, a partial government shutdown has been averted.
The bill includes a $900 billion COVID-19 relief package. Later today the House will vote to increase direct payments to $2,000 per person and $5,200 for a family of four. Afterwards, the bill will move to the Senate for consideration.
Trump made it clear in a statement upon signing that his thoughts are on the American people:
It remains unclear whether Trump can force the hands of his political opponents now that the bill has been signed, but he has stated his case. As always, Trump is working to protect the people, not the politicians. No matter where you stand on the COVID relief bill, you can rest assured Trump is thinking of you with every move he makes.