Questions about some provisions of the legislation that have helped other countries were also raised on Tuesday on “Fox & Friends,” one of Mr. Trump’s most popular morning news programs. Senator Lindsey Graham, Republican of South Carolina and an ally of Trump, defended a measure that would send aid to Pakistan in an interview on the program: “Pakistan is a place that I really care about.”
In addition to the legislature’s reprimand for sending money to other countries, Trump also criticized a provision in the relief law that would allow some family members of undocumented immigrants to claim benefits. He also said that a measure that would deduct restaurant business expenses for two years was insufficient and called for an extension for a longer, unspecified period.
In one Tirade on Twitter On Tuesday evening, Mr Trump also reiterated his unsubstantiated claims that he lost the election to widespread fraud. He also slapped Senate Republican No. 2 John Thune of South Dakota, who told reporters at the Capitol this week that the president’s plans to overthrow the will of voters through a congressional vote were getting nowhere.
“I mean, it would go down like a shot dog in the Senate,” said Thune. “And I just don’t think it’s very useful to go through them all when you know what the final result will be.”
In response, Mr. Trump called Mr. Thune a “RINO” – Republican on behalf only – and “Mitch’s Boy” and said he should “just let it play.” South Dakota doesn’t like weakness. He will be in primary school in 2022, his political career is over !!! “
Democrats in Congress seemed to be enjoying the Republican attacks on Republicans.
“If his main concern is that he wants $ 2,000 relief checks, then we can be sure to grant his request,” said Representative Jamie Raskin, Democrat of Maryland and a member of Ms. Pelosi’s leadership team. “On the democratic side, we’ve been pushing for a much larger package for months.”
Should Mr Trump veto the bill after the negotiations are suspended, Mr Raskin said it would be “a ridiculous way of running the government, but it is an appropriate end to his presidency.”