US President Donald Trump criticized and refused to sign a new law to support the economy: in his opinion, the amount of coronavirus aid to Americans – checks of $ 600 each – is shameful against the backdrop of large spending on foreign aid. He posted a video of the speech on Twitter.
For several minutes, the President listed the recipients of US foreign aid and various areas in which the project money will go – including museums in Washington, fishing and support for illegal migrants. He then lamented that “the hard-working taxpayers will only get $ 600 each,” and that not enough money is being allocated to help small businesses.
“Congress has enough money for foreign governments, lobbyists, and special needs, but it sends as little money as possible to ordinary Americans who need them. They are not to blame for the pandemic, China is to blame for it, ”Trump said. He ended his speech by urging lawmakers to raise payments to $ 2,000.
A project to stimulate the economy worth more than $ 900 billion was previously approved by Congress. For a long time, Democrats and Republicans could not agree on a new package. The newly elected President of the United States, Joe Biden, said that the first thing he would do was to deal with the coronavirus epidemic – vaccinations and economic recovery.
Now the United States is ahead of all other countries in terms of the number of cases: the country has recorded more than 18.2 million cases of the disease and over 322 thousand deaths.