Dem Senator Says Trump Trying to ‘Burn Country Down’ with Stimulus Negotiations
Someone seems a little confused.
President Trump has gone to bat for the American people this week, and he’s getting some surprising praise from the left side of the aisle on account of it.
On Tuesday night, Trump railed against the recently passed COVID-19 stimulus package from Congress, lamenting not only the massive amounts of taxpayer money being doled out to foreign governments and special interests here in the US, but also the paltry $600 direct payments to the people. Trump demanded $2,000 per person, (at least), and the Democratic leadership immediately agreed.
But one former 2020 candidate from the left side of the aisle isn’t so sure.
Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) took a drastically different position Tuesday than her Democrat colleagues following President Trump’s demand for Congress to resend him a bill with greater relief for the American people in the form of higher stimulus checks, proclaiming he is “literally trying to burn this country down.”
Speaking to MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, Klobuchar blasted President Trump’s remarks on the $2.3 trillion coronavirus relief and government spending bill, which both chambers passed on Monday.
Klobuchar was livid.
“It is the second biggest stimulus in the history of America and for him to turn this down, obviously we have the votes to override his veto,” Klobuchar said, contending that Trump is “literally trying to burn this country down on his way out.”
She also described Trump’s actions as “an attack on our very democracy” and an “attack on every American.”
” People who are struggling to get by right now, out of work, whose unemployment, the unemployment is going to basically end the day after Christmas if this doesn’t pass,” she added […]
Klobuchar’s sentiment certainly won’t be popular with struggling Americans, who are largely in support of the larger direct payments agreed to by Nancy Pelosi and Donald Trump.
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