Republicans Blast Trump as He Golfs,  Fate of the Bill Uncertain

Mish

Trump is Golfing as Congress wonders.

A Mistake 

Senator Roy Blunt, chair of the Senate Republican Policy Committee, warned President Donald Trump that attempting to change the bipartisan COVID-19 stimulus package would be "a mistake" after the president urged lawmakers to raise the $600 stimulus checks to $2,000.

"The best way out of this is for the president to sign the bill, and I still hope that's what he decides," said Blount.

Rare Christmas Eve Session

In a Rare Christmas Eve Session, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi put forward a unanimous consent request to raise direct payments to $2000 but that was quickly blocked by Republicans.

Trump Is Golfing

With the fate of the bill in Limbo, Trump is golfing.

Give Them Money

As noted previously, AOC Agrees With Trump's Request to Send $2,000 Free Money to Everyone

Love Boat

AOC, Trump, and Pelosi are all in the same love boat.

What were the odds of that?

What Will Trump Do?

We still don't know the answer to this question: Is Trump's Intent a Pocket Veto? 

Final Results

What Wiill Trump Do

Merry Christmas

Mish

Comments (50)
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Realist
Realist

Merry Christmas Mish! Merry Christmas America!

I guess Donald does all his telephone calls and meetings out on the golf course. Hardest working President ever (according to him). Lol.

I bet he is enjoying holding up the relief bill. It shows that he is still in charge for a little while longer.

That's certainly more important to him than actually helping his fellow Americans in this time of need.

JoeJohnson
JoeJohnson

This is exactly why I voted for Trump. I would rather see AOC as President than Congressional RINOs.

Felix_Mish
Felix_Mish

Merry Christmas everyone!

Now, for our daily entertainment, Trump, congress, AOC, and your neighborhood virus each said most recently ... :)

Carl_R
Carl_R

It's clear that while he called himself one, Trump is no Republican. The only point of this is to punish the true Republicans who have stood up for honor and respect for elections, and who have not supported his coup attempt. This could well swing both Georgia seats to the Democrats, but if it finishes Trump's time as a Republican, it's worth it.

Greggg
Greggg

Remember when they wanted to balance the budget? When was the last time we even passed a budget... was it 2007 or 2008? They just keep the funding going now so does the stimulus bill actually do anything different? Nope, so anything to keep the temporary funding going until the end finally comes, but in the meantime, anything that causes maximum confusion going forward works even better than the stimulus.

njbr
njbr

@Mish

Thank you for the gift of your forum.

njbr
njbr

The only thing in Trump's mind is how to expunge his loss and punish those who do not see him as the winner he is in his mind.

Everything is subordinate to the idea of being the winner.

Nothing and no-one else matters.

Centaro
Centaro

Does signing the bill and giving people $600 really help anyone? It appears to only help politicians (mostly Republicans cause Dems can spin a veto in their favor) in Congress. What is the next relief bill going to be $300?

Sechel
Sechel

Republican willingness to finally call Trump out is directly tied to their confidence in winning their next election an how long till the next vote. House members seek re-election every two years which is why they are the biggest cowards.

Sechel
Sechel

Trump doesn't need anything. He's out in 30 days. He's just throwing a kanhipshin and causing has much chaos as he can on the way out. He's the same man he was our years ago. He should never have been elected President and I really question anyone who says he's was more fit or a better choice than Hillary Clinton. Country never would have survived another four years of Trump

PecuniaNonOlet
PecuniaNonOlet

The most bewildering thing is the trump cult hasnt come on here to question the presidents “socialism.” Free money under Yang or AOC made screams of “socialism” from Republicans and trump nuts but now that trump is onboard with AOC and Yang free money, even increasing it to $2000 and it’s tumbleweeds.

Zardoz
Zardoz

Gosh, it's almost as if trump wasn't a republican at all, but just told people what they wanted to hear. Jeeves! Fetch my fainting couch!

oee
oee

AOC & Pelosi do not care about the $ 2000.00, they are using the controversy against the Reps in Congress.


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