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Donald Trump’s $US2,000 demand dismissed by Republican Mitch McConnell – ABC News

The Republican leader made clear he is unwilling to budge, despite political pressure from Mr Trump and even some fellow Republican senators demanding action.

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US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has all but shut the door on President Donald Trump’s push for $2,000 COVID-19 relief cheques, declaring Congress has provided enough pandemic support.
Key points:

  • Republican leader says Senate would consider “smart targeted aid” if required
  • President Donald Trump has lost an argument with Republicans even president-elect Joe Biden supported
  • Republicans warn refusal to provide more aid could jeopardise Georgia Senate runoffs

The Republican leader made clear…

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