Trump threatens COVID relief, Pelosi urges ‘sign the bill’

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is threatening to torpedo Congress’ massive pandemic relief package in the midst of a raging pandemic and deep economic uncertainty.

Trump is suddenly demanding changes fellow Republicans have opposed, like a huge jump in the $600 payments planned for most Americans.

Trump assailed the bipartisan $900 billion package and broader year-end funding bill in a video he tweeted out Tuesday night and suggested he may not sign it. That now threatens a government shutdown. He said the bill would deliver too much money to foreign countries, but not enough to Americans.

The House and Senate cleared the package by lopsided votes, enough to override a veto should Trump decide to take that step.

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