President Donald Trump said he’d support a fiscal stimulus package in excess of $1.8 trillion — his administration’s most recent negotiating proposal — but blamed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for holding up a deal.
“We’re not holding it up, she’s holding it up,” Trump said in an interview Thursday on Fox Business. “She wants to wait until after the election. She thinks it hurts the Republicans.”
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Pelosi is scheduled to have another call with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin Thursday in a continuing saga of talks on a Covid-19 relief package. Democrats have sought a $2.2 trillion effort, including a number of priorities that Republicans reject.
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