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Trump pushes for $2,000 checks with COVID bill up in the air

Trump pushes for $2,000 checks with COVID bill up in the air
But Trump remained silent about the emergency unemployment benefits for millions that are set to expire Saturday unless he signs the massive $900 billion stimulus package.

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump walk towards Marine One as they depart the White House en route to Mar-a-Lago, the President's private club, where they will spend Christmas and New Years Eve in Washington, DC on December 23, 2020.Trump’s allies and rivals alike admit they have no idea what the mercurial man in the White House may do about the stimulus and year-end spending plans in the coming hours and days.Aides shipped the thousand-plus page bills to Trump’s oceanfront Palm Beach resort in case he does an about-face and decides to sign it.Despite attacking the bills, Trump has not specifically promised to veto them either.

) said Trump was more determined than ever to hold out for the bigger checks after playing golf with the outgoing president.Graham claimed he backed the increase in payments too, though he and Republican senators were the ones who refused for months to allow a more expensive package.

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