US President Donald Trump(Reuters photo)
US President Donald Trump(Reuters photo)

Donald Trump halts Covid-19 relief talks until after election

President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he has instructed aides to stop negotiating on another round of Covid-19 relief until after the election.
By Associated Press | Posted by Niyati Singh | Washington
UPDATED ON OCT 07, 2020 12:49 AM IST

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 U.S. 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 $400 per week pandemic jobless benefit and dangled the possibility of a Covid-19 relief bill of $1.6 trillion. But that offer was rejected by Pelosi.

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US President-elect Joe Biden speaks at his transition headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware, US.(Reuters)

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By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Mallika Soni
UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2021 07:14 PM IST
Here’s a look at the Indian Americans set to be part of the Biden administration
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