Amid outcry, Trump pushes for limited aid ahead of election

Washington (AFP) – Facing an outcry from all sides over the prospect of further delay in pandemic aid for families and businesses, and trailing badly less than a month before the election, US President Donald Trump has shifted gears and called for limited stimulus measures.The apparent about-face on Tuesday evening came hours after he torpedoed promising negotiations with Democrats in Congress on a comprehensive aid package, and ruled out any new stimulus spending until after the November 3 election, despite the economic damage wrought by Covid-19.But after his hardline stance drew a flurry of…

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