Skip to comments.Pelosi Gives Trump 48 Hours To Accept Stimulus Deal
Posted on 10/19/2020 12:37:39 PM PDT by Red Badger
There is a game of tug of war being played in the back rooms of Washington, D.C. and the people in the middle, American citizens, are getting squeezed.
House Speaker and Democrat California Rep. Nancy Pelosi and President Donald Trump are fighting over the next stimulus bill and now Pelosi has set a deadline, The Daily Mail reported.
Nancy Pelosi gave the White House a 48-hour deadline to resolve the contentious COVID-19 relief negotiations, which have become increasingly rooted in partisanship.
Discussions over federal aid have pulled Democrats and Republicans on Capitol Hill into an ongoing, back-and-forth battle over the next deals provisions.
But on Saturday evening, the House Speakers office revealed that Pelosi had an hour-long conversation with Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin via phone call.
Its unclear what stands to happen if the deadline, set for Monday, is not met.
The Speaker and Secretary Mnuchin spoke at 7:40 p.m. by phone tonight for just over an hour, he Deputy Chief of Staff Drew Hammill said on Twitter.
While there was some encouraging news on testing, there remains work to do to ensure there is a comprehensive testing plan that includes contact tracing and additional measures to address the virus disproportionate impact on communities of color.
There remains an array of additional differences as we go provision by provision that must be addressed in a comprehensive manner in the next 48 hours. Decisions must be made by the White House in order to demonstrate that the Administration is serious about reaching a bipartisan agreement that provides for Americans with the greatest needs during the pandemic, he said.
House Majority Leader and Republican Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell announced on Twitter on Saturday that the Senate will vote on some relief packages for American families.
I just announced the Senate will vote next week on hundreds of billions more dollars for relief programs that Democrats do not even oppose. Working families have already waited too long for Speaker Pelosis Marie Antoinette act to stop. Lets make law, he said.
Republicans, including Sen. McConnell and President Trump have accused the Speaker of playing political games with the stimulus.
Friday was the one year anniversary of the last time the Speaker and the President talked person to person and Pelosi said that they do not have to speak to each other to get the stimulus done.
Let me say, without the two of us speaking person-to-person, but, either through the airwaves or through the Presidents intermediaries, we were able, in that period of time, to pass a huge omnibus bill to keep government open, working with Secretary Mnuchin then, she said to Nicole Wallace on MSNBC, Fox News reported.
So it isnt as if it has to be person-to-person between the Speaker and the President, the Speaker said. It has to be knowledge for knowledge in terms of what we what our purpose is, what we know about the challenge we face and what the possible solutions are.
The last thing it is about is whether the President speaks truth in any meeting in the White House worthy of attending, she said to Wallace.
She has no idea who’s she playing with.
Ultimatums should trigger rejections. Period.
Begone, thou scolding harridan!
Yeah, well if she were to DEMAND an answer that would probably work better. Right!
No Deal with Pelosi. The “relief” bill is chock full of poison for America.
She’s trying to shift attention to buy Joe 48 hrs.
I sure hope Trump doesn’t make Nancy angry!
She listened to the condensed audio book version of the cliff notes on Art of the Deal for Dummies
Now shes an expert on Trump ..
Pelosi must think she actually has power of some sort over others.
Lol. Pelousy has learned nothing. But then, all RATs seem incapable of learning. They just use the same tired ideas and behaviors over and over and over.
Get stuffed. Punk pelosi,,
Don’t need but .48 seconds: “No”.
THIS IS REALLY ABOUT SHORING UP THEIR BASE.
SHE KNOWS SHE CAN’T FORCE THE POTUS TO DO ANYTHING...................
I heard a Dem Rep on the radio this AM on the way to work crying about the small business people in her district pleading with her to get them some help SOON or they would have to close their companies permanently.
If she is representative of other Dems, they must be hounding Pelosi pretty good. This is just for show....................
This is going to work as well as when she tore up his speech.
Who is the President madame? GTH!
Does she demand the half-trillion SSS earmarked for ballot harvestin and walking around Benjamins in all the swing state hoods...?
Nancy said she’s Trump equal so will she sign it it ,LOL
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