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Trump asks Congress for $2,000 stimulus checks, criticizing COVID-19 relief package he was expected to sign

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President Donald Trump is belatedly criticizing the COVID-19 stimulus package that the White House earlier suggested he would support.

In a video tweeted Tuesday night, the lame-duck president conflated the $900 billion coronavirus relief measure with a $1.4 trillion omnibus measure, to which it was attached, funding the federal government, making it appear as if the recently negotiated package had included tens of millions of dollars in foreign aid he opposes.

He blamed Democrats alone for a months-long impasse — but the Democratic-controlled House approved two stimulus packages that stalled due to Republican opposition in the details ⇒

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