Donald Trump has ordered his aides to stop coronavirus stimulus talk with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other top Democrats before the election, a move that has caused waves already with the US economy and stock market.
In a tweet, Mr Trump said talks would not resume until after he “wins” the upcoming election. Americans have pushed for Republicans and Democrats to reach an agreement so they could receive necessary stimulus money.
This comes as top military leaders in the Trump administration are quarantining after the vice commandant of the US Coast Guard tested positive for Covid-19. Members of the Joint of Chiefs were in a meeting with the vice commandant earlier this week.
The ever-growing list of White House staff and members of the Trump administration has only grown longer following the news last week of Mr Trump, First Lady Melania Trump, and senior aide Hope Hicks all testing positive for Covid-19.
Nancy Pelosi says White House is in complete ‘disarray’ after ending coronavirus relief talks
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi released a statement on Tuesday following President Donald Trump’s tweet that said he ordered his aides to end coronavirus relief talks until after Election Day.
“Today, once again, President Donald Trump showed his true colours: putting himself first at the expense of the country, with the full complicity of the GOP Members of Congress,” her statement read.
“Walking away from coronavirus talks demonstrates that President Trump is unwilling to crush the virus … He shows his contempt for science, his disdain for heroes … and he refuses to put money in workers’ pockets, unless his name is printed on the check.”
She added the White House is “in complete disarray” based on this latest move by the president.