Gutfeld is DONE with D.C. politicians
President Donald Trump is demanding lawmakers raise the second round of stimulus checks to $2,000 per person, from $600.
“I am asking Congress to amend this bill and increase the ridiculously low $600 to $2,000, or $4,000 for a couple,” Trump said in a video posted to Twitter Tuesday night
While the president did not outright threaten a veto of the $900 billion Covid relief bill, he did call it an unsuitable “disgrace.”
But if you are one of the people eligible for a stimulus check, don’t get your hopes up. The legislation passed both houses of Congress with veto-proof majorities, meaning that Trump is powerless to raise direct payments from $600
Still, the top Democrats in Congress, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, said they would support getting bigger checks to people.
“Democrats are ready to bring this to the Floor this week by unanimous consent. Let’s do it!” Pelosi tweeted
It’s absolutely bizarre that Trump seems to be the only one actually working at the moment to get more stimulus money for Americans.
Democrats are now jumping on his demand for an increase, but it still remains to be seen if they’ll actually put in the leg work to make it happen.