Trump Reverses Course on Stimulus, Urges Congressional Approval

Headline Roundup October 7th, 2020

After accusing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of "not negotiating [a new coronavirus stimulus deal] in good faith" and saying he told aides to stop negotiations, President Donald Trump tweeted late Tuesday that "House & Senate should IMMEDIATELY Approve 25 Billion Dollars for Airline Payroll Support, & 135 Billion Dollars for Paycheck Protection Program for Small Business." The Trump administration and Congressional Democrats had been locked in a stalemate over the price tag for a new bill; negotiations had been scheduled to continue Tuesday after the House of Representatives passed a $2.2 trillion proposal earlier this week.

Some reports from left-rated sources framed Trump's comments and reversal as erratic. Some coverage from right-rated outlets concentrated more on Trump's criticisms of Pelosi and Democrats.

Trump Reverses Course on Stimulus, Urges Congressional Approval

From the Right
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President Trump on Tuesday night said he’s willing to pass several independent coronavirus relief measures — including a new round of stimulus checks — hours after pushing for a pause in negotiations on a new aid package.

“If I am sent a Stand Alone Bill for Stimulus Checks ($1,200), they will go out to our great people IMMEDIATELY. I am ready to sign right now. Are you listening Nancy?” Trump tweeted.

“The House & Senate should IMMEDIATELY Approve 25 Billion Dollars for Airline Payroll Support, & 135 Billion Dollars for...

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From the Center
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Hours after canceling negotiations with Democrats over stimulus legislation on Tuesday and pledging to pass a bill after the election, President Trump backtracked by calling on Congress to send him standalone bills that would cover individual aspects of the package under negotiation.

Trump called on Congress to “IMMEDIATELY approve” $25 billion in airline payroll support and $135 billion in funding for the paycheck protection program through unused funds in the CARES Act, before adding that he would sign a standalone $1,200 stimulus check bill and tagging House Speaker Nancy Pelosi,...

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From the Left
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In a pair of late-night tweets, President Donald Trump, changed course on negotiating coronavirus relief that he had earlier announced he was calling off until after the election.

"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!" he posted shortly before 10 p.m.

"If I am sent a Stand Alone Bill for...

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