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Americans Disgusted After Trump Admits His Pride Won’t Let Him Help Americans in Blue States
This morning on Fox Business Channel, Donald Trump spoke with Stuart Varney and he admitted that his pride wouldn’t allow him to make a stimulus deal with the Democrats. Nice, huh?
Speaking to Varney, Trump said that he is willing to go higher than his current $1.8 trillion offer for the next coronavirus stimulus package as the White House continues negotiations with Democrats.
“Absolutely, I would. I would pay more. I would go higher. Go big or go home, I said it yesterday. Go big or go home,” Trump said during the phone interview this morning, despite the likelihood of a larger offer encountering pushback from congressional Republicans.
Trump, who did not specify a dollar amount, said that he had directed Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to offer a larger figure to Speaker Nancy Pelosi before taking an extraordinary swipe at a member of his own Cabinet by complaining that Mnuchin “hasn’t come home with the bacon.”
Trump also said that he was not willing to agree to Pelosi’s own $2.2 trillion offer, claiming as he has repeatedly that the top Democrat is seeking to “bail out” cities and states run by Democrats that are cash-strapped for reasons unrelated to the coronavirus pandemic.
“She is asking for all sorts of goodies. She wants to bail out badly run Democrat states and cities. She wants money for things that you would never, you just couldn’t, just your pride couldn’t let it happen,” Trump told Varney.
His pride just couldn’t let it happen.
People are suffering. People in blue states are suffering, and people in red states are suffering. But Trump’s pride just won’t allow Pelosi to win.
Trump says he’s holding up the economic relief package Democrats passed because “your pride couldn’t let it happen.”
Over 25 million Americans are out of work, but Trump’s putting his “pride” ahead of their livelihoods. pic.twitter.com/UNZpKP8Oxx
— DNC War Room (@DNCWarRoom) October 15, 2020
These are Americans that Trump is dismissing. And more so, he has supporters that live in blue states! California has many Trump supporters.
People on Twitter were sickened:
Also a key thing he always gives himself away. He says, "your pride couldn't let it happen.” Proving that he his holding up relief efforts for no other reason than he hates certain Americans. https://t.co/iNnK9CQMte
— Kyle Peebles (@Just_Peebs) October 15, 2020
Trump on Fox Biz says he's prepared to go above $1.8T for a covid relief package, but he won't go up to Pelosi's $2.2T because "she wants money for things that you would never, you just couldn't–just your pride couldn't let it happen."
And I think that's all we need to know.
— Meredith Lee (@meredithllee) October 15, 2020
“Your pride just couldn’t let it happen” Our stable genius here is going to go down as the WORST president in US history for not getting a deal https://t.co/PCwPL4EPXN
— space heat (@BrianArmstro) October 15, 2020
Everyone affected by this should remember: ‘your pride couldn’t let it happen’ 🤢 https://t.co/fMn2lova9Z
— Roland Gropmair (@Roland9) October 15, 2020
“Your PRIDE couldn’t let it happen” – what the fck??? Trump confesses on live TV that his pride is why he won’t help blue states.
— DullBleue (@dullbleu) October 15, 2020
Trump says he is denying assistance to millions of families in need out of a sense of wounded personal pride? https://t.co/SrhHmlS92N
— Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias) October 15, 2020
As we confront a third wave of infections and deaths, make no mistake about who is to blame here. Donald Trump just said that his “pride” is what's in the way of delivering relief as millions of Americans suffer during the COVID-19 pandemic. Nothing less than criminal negligence. https://t.co/3KWGDiZ3kV
— Ed Markey (@SenMarkey) October 15, 2020
Sometimes leaders need to set their pride aside and do what's right for the American people. https://t.co/4Pwnc9Tpny
— Town Hall Project (@townhallproject) October 15, 2020
Millions have plummeted into poverty, hospitals are entirely overrun, small businesses are being shuttered, PPE is STILL in short supply, but …
Pride. For a “man” clearly devoid of any. https://t.co/ZjjeSsE4ti
— The Mean Progressive ™ (@MeanProgress) October 15, 2020