Trump throws pandemic relief into doubt

Washington (AFP) – President Donald Trump has thrown a long-awaited pandemic relief package into doubt days before millions of Americans will lose their benefits and face eviction from their homes. In a video late Tuesday, Trump called the measure “a disgrace” and demanded Congress more than triple the $600 direct payments to US taxpayers. The bombshell came less than a month before Trump leaves office, replaced by President-elect Joe Biden, and puts in jeopardy a hard-won agreement brokered after months of partisan squabbling. Republicans and the Democrats late Monday finally approved a $900 …

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