Biden Tells Trump That it’s Time to Sign COVID Relief Bill
Donald Trump has been really upset lately. Not only did he lose the 2020 election, his legal attempts to change the results have been laughed out of court. And when the president is saddest, he decamps to his personal bubble known as Mar-a-Lago.
But outside of Trump’s bubble, millions of Americans are failing to make ends meet. They may have received stimulus money this week, but the president is opposing a relief bill that passed through the House and Senate. Incoming president Joe Biden released a statement on Saturday, calling on Trump to sign the bill.
The president-elect began, “It is the day after Christmas, and millions of families don’t know if they’ll be able to make ends meet because of President Donald Trump’s refusal to sign an economic relief bill approved by Congress with an overwhelming and bipartisan majority,” Biden said in a statement. “This abdication of responsibility has devastating consequences.”
“This bill is critical. It needs to be signed into law now. But it is also a first step and down payment on more action that we’ll need to take early in the new year to revive the economy and contain the pandemic — including meeting the dire need for funding to distribute and administer the vaccine and to increase our testing capacity.”