The News Scroll 07 October 2020  Last Updated at 12:54 am | Source: PTI

Trump halts COVID-19 relief talks until after election

Trump halts COVID-19 relief talks until after election
Washington, Oct 6 (AP) President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he has instructed aides to stop negotiating on another round of COVID-19 relief until after the election.

Trump tweeted that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was “not negotiating in good faith" and said he''s asked Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to direct all his focus before the election into confirming his US Supreme Court nominee, Amy Coney Barrett.

“I have instructed my representatives to stop negotiating until after the election when, immediately after I win, we will pass a major Stimulus Bill that focuses on hardworking Americans and Small Business," Trump tweeted.

Last week, the White House said it was backing a USD 400 per week pandemic jobless benefit and dangled the possibility of a COVID-19 relief bill of USD 1.6 trillion. But that offer was rejected by Pelosi.(AP) RUP RUP

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