Donald Trump risks jobless benefits for millions of Americans

Donald Trump risks jobless benefits for millions of Americans

- Donald Trump had dropped a bombshell of a tweet on Christmas when he said he refused to sign the jobless relief package

- Many US citizens faced the reality that their jobless benefits would expire

- Trump wants the payout of $600 (R8700) be increased to $2000 (R29000)

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Donald Trump has put millions of Americans at risk as he refused to sign into a law a $2.3 trillion pandemic benefit package.

He stated that the $600 (R8700) relief payment was not sufficient for many Americans and by refusing to sign US citizens might get nothing.

The relief payment would give Americans R892 billion (R13 trillion) in essential aid as US jobless rates continue to climb due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Republicans and Democrats spent weeks negotiating the deal when finally they managed to reach an agreement last weekend according to TimesLive.

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Donald Trump risks jobless benefits for millions of Americans

Donald Trump wants the American people to get a bigger payout and has refused to sign the current package. Photo credit: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images
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Trump has been slammed by critics for his decision which he tweeted out on Christmas day. While many Americans worry about what the new year will bring, Trump spent his Christmas golfing for two days.

Trump jetted off for his Palm Beach gold club and left Washington off-balance with his bombshell tweet according to The Guardian.

Trump would prefer that US citizens get $2000 (R29000) jobless benefits.

Lawmakers would call into work on Monday in Washington to consider a vote on a short-term solution to the impasse.

They would also vote on Trump's suggestion that the benefits be increased to $2000 but it is believed that this will not pass.

Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that President Donald Trump has said the administration of Joe Biden will be full of scandals for many years.

Trump who made the claim via Twitter on Friday, December 11, also urged the US Supreme Court to follow the constitution and do the needful.

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The incumbent, apparently referring to the outcome of the US presidential election, asked the court to save the USA.

In other news, the United States Supreme Court on Tuesday, December 8, voided a suit filed by a Republican congressman, Mike Kelly, to cancel Joe Biden's victory in Pennsylvania during the presidential election.

Kelly's application challenged the state's law which approved no-excuse absentee voting and insisted that the expansion of mail-in voting was outrightly unconstitutional, The Guardian reported.

Apart from the apex judicial body, many other US courts had ruled against the suit on the ground that it was dead on arrival

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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