Stars and Stripes stripes.com 26 Dec, 2020 04:45 am

Trump spends Christmas in Florida as COVID relief hangs in the balance

Trump spends Christmas in Florida as COVID relief hangs in the balance
Failure to sign the bill, which arrived in Florida on Thursday night, could deny relief checks to millions of Americans on the brink and force a government shutdown in the midst of the pandemic.

Trump spends Christmas in Florida as COVID relief hangs in the balance The National Christmas Tree glows with lights on the Ellipse near the White House, Thursday, Dec.The White House declined to share details of the president’s schedule, though he played golf Friday with South Carolina Sen.White House spokesman Judd Deere said Trump was briefed on the explosion in downtown Nashville early Friday that authorities said appeared to be intentional, but the president said nothing publicly about it in the hours after.” Without giving details, the White House said only that Trump would work “tirelessly” during the holidays and has “many meetings and calls.

The bipartisan compromise had been considered a done deal and had won sweeping approval in the House and Senate this week after the White House assured GOP leaders that Trump supported it.— President Donald Trump spent his Christmas golfing in Florida as a government shutdown looms and COVID relief hangs in the balance.

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