Trump still pushing for $2,000 stimulus checks as COVID-19 relief bill hangs in the balance, blasts GOP deal as ‘measly’

President Donald Trump spent the morning after Christmas tweeting conspiracies about the election he lost and calling for $2,000 stimulus checks that his own allies rejected. But he remained silent about the emergency unemployment benefits for millions that are set to expire Saturday unless he signs the massive $900 billion stimulus package. If the president doesn’t sign a separate end-of-year spending bill before Monday, the government could also completely shut down. Trump says he is holding out to triple the COVID-19 stimulus payments to $2,000, denouncing the $600 his own administration ne…

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