President Trump Won't Sign COVID-Spending Bill

Jump to Last Post 1-2 of 2 discussions (9 posts)
  1. Sharlee01 profile image84
    Sharlee01posted 3 weeks ago
    After months of inaction, Congress last week passed a $900 billion relief package and a $1.4 trillion spending bill to fund the government through September. The stimulus package included $600 direct payments to individuals and families, enhanced unemployment benefits, small business aid, and funding for distribution of the Covid-19 vaccine.

    Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) lamented that Trump didn’t push for the larger stimulus payments on the front end of negotiations. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin was believed to have been negotiating on behalf of the president. Like Toomey and Sanders, Kinzinger, too, suggested conversations about $2,000 stimulus checks should occur after the president signs the bill.

    He also did not make any statements in regard to pork being attached to the Spending bill.  At this point, he has complained about the amount of the stimulus checks and the added pork... He refused to sign the bipartisan COVID/Spending bill and left Washington last Wednesday for a Holiday vacation. I do realize he can sign a bill in his present location, but it would seem he should have made an attempt to be available to work with Congress on the needed stimulus spending bill.

    The fate of that bill, however, is up in the air after Trump trashed the legislation and called for $2,000 stimulus checks. Unemployment benefits for millions of Americans expired Saturday, and the federal government is poised to shut down Monday unless Trump signs the bill.

    I realize this subject will provoke all kinds of thoughts --- Please share.

    1. PrettyPanther profile image84
      PrettyPantherposted 3 weeks agoin reply to this

      Trump, as predicted by those of us who understand his mental illness, is lashing out to harm people in retaliation for not getting his way (another term as president).

      It really is that simple.

      1. Sharlee01 profile image84
        Sharlee01posted 3 weeks agoin reply to this

        His poor character is certainly evident. He caused a problem and beat it out of town. It well appears he did not work on the bill but criticized it after the fact.

    2. Credence2 profile image81
      Credence2posted 3 weeks agoin reply to this

      At this point, Trump wants to be seen as the good guy. He still hopes to use popular pressure against Congress toward overturning the election. He not off from that objective yet.

      He certainly is not insisting on the $2,000.00 it for "the people" this is about "scorched earth" and how he can throw a monkey wrench into the works.

      I guess that there will be some prressure to compromise at a figure higher than $600.00. There are too many Democrats for Republicans to believe that Trump's veto can be overridden in Congress. There are many of them that want higher stimulus payments.

      1. Sharlee01 profile image84
        Sharlee01posted 3 weeks agoin reply to this

        As you know I have supported most of President Trump's policy actions, his job performance. I am not against him protesting and requesting a larger stimulus payout. I had hoped for this. I am very disappointed to find out he had very little input to the joint bill, and know complains about what's in it. This to me looks as if as you said he hopes to look like the good guy. This ploy IMO has backfired. 

        And to add to that I have less respect that he did not cancel his trip until he helped iron out the problem he has caused. I would say his poor character is showing.

        1. Credence2 profile image81
          Credence2posted 3 weeks agoin reply to this

          It is what many of us has been saying about Trump when you look deep in regards to his character, be it for good or ill that is going to be reflected in his policies. At the end of the day, character matters.

          His $2,000.00 request is so out of line with the GOP position, how can it be taken seriously?

          1. Sharlee01 profile image84
            Sharlee01posted 3 weeks agoin reply to this

            It is clear to me he is now going after the Republican party on his way out. Many in his base are not liking what they see in these past weeks. Many feel he should have taken the time to do something "good". 

            One thing is clear at this point he has realized his time in office is over. It would seem he is furious, and feeling unappreciated. This week should e interesting. I wonder if he will return or stay in Florida over the New Years' holiday?

  2. emge profile image80
    emgeposted 3 weeks ago

    I think you have summarized the issue very well. Trump has tried every trick in the trade to try and hold on as president but it's not working. I think he is a bitter man and maybe he is still hoping something will happen by 6 January and he could stay on. Trump was nota bad man and overall he did some good but in the American perception they had enough of his tweets and his reaction to the China virus did him in.

    1. Sharlee01 profile image84
      Sharlee01posted 2 weeks agoin reply to this

      I agree President Trump had some wonderful accomplishments. In my view, he had the innate skill of problem-solving. I have always supported his job performance. However, he appeared to have some character flaws that many Americans could not accept, and let's face it we have never had a president that was less presidential. in how he communicated.   

      In regard to his fury over China and the virus, I could understand his reaction, and him putting the blame where it should be was acceptable to me. I think the entire world should take note, China is very aware they could weaponize a virus. Not sure why this has not been talked about a bit more. Oh well, I would guess it easier to block such a thought.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)