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Even Trump Thinks Senate Republicans’ Coronavirus Bill Is Insufficient

DSCC spokesperson Stewart Boss issued the following statement on President Trump’s call for Senate Republicans to support “much higher numbers” in the next coronavirus relief package:

“After wasting months refusing to negotiate, Mitch McConnell and GOP senators pushed a stunt bill that left state and local governments out to dry and cut emergency unemployment insurance in half while giving broad legal immunity to their corporate special interest donors — a package that even President Trump has now declared doesn’t meet Americans’ needs. We can’t believe we’re saying this but Republicans in the Senate should listen to what the president said today and what Democrats have been saying for months: we need a broader, bipartisan relief plan that provides more support to the American people.”

Senate Republicans have spent months blocking critical relief to support struggling families. Now, as nearly 30 million Americans are still out of work due to the pandemic, their “anger” is directed at Senate Republicans for failing them in this crisis. An estimated 200,000 Americans will have died from the coronavirus by the end of this week.

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