US President Donald Trump has announced that he is bringing an end to negotiations over a coronavirus relief bill. Talks will be resumed after the election.
He expected that he would win the election and pass the bill afterward.
It should be remembered that budget negotiations between Democratic Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin began in July.
Donald Trump’s main rival Joe Biden said that Mr. Trump had “turned his back” on the American people.
“Make no mistake: if you are out of work, if your business is closed, if your child’s school is shut down, if you are seeing layoffs in your community, Donald Trump decided today that none of that – none of it – matters to him,” Mr. Biden said in a statement on Tuesday.
Donald Trump had said, “Crazy Nancy Pelosi and the Radical Left Democrats were just playing ‘games’ with the desperately needed Workers Stimulus Payments.
“They just wanted to take care of Democrat failed, high crime, Cities and States. They were never in it to help the workers, and they never will be!”
He said that he had instructed Republican Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell to concentrate on confirming his Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett.
Mr. McConnell later told reporters he supported the president’s move because he believed a deal with the Democrats was looking too difficult. “We need to concentrate on the achievable,” he said.