For months now, lawmakers in Congress have been unable to reach a compromise that would allow a second round of stimulus payments. With negotiations stalled yet again, President Donald Trump took to Twitter to lambast the Democrat leaders, accusing them of being “heartless,” and calling for Republicans to find a way to deliver “much higher numbers” to the American people.

Trump tweeted, “Democrats are ‘heartless.’ They don’t want to give STIMULUS PAYMENTS to people who desperately need the money, and whose fault it was NOT that the plague came in from China. Go for the much higher numbers, Republicans, it all comes back to the USA anyway (one way or another!).”

Scott Dworkin, co-founder of the Democrat Coalition, was one of thousands of people to respond to the president’s tweet. He wrote, “This is a lie. We are the ones who have been trying to give stimulus payments to people since this whole thing started. You had Moscow Mitch stall our bill for months and months. And in that bill is funding for police. So why do you want to defund the police?“

Here’s what you need to know:

Trump Calls for ‘Higher’ Numbers for Stimulus Payments

Trump has repeatedly called for a second round of stimulus payments throughout the summer. However, his administration has been unable to make that happen, due to ongoing disagreements between the White House and Congress, as well as disagreements and failures in negotiation between Democrat and Republican lawmakers.

This is a developing post and will be updated.


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