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Trump slams door on relief package but asks for new $1,200 stimulus checks
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Trump slams door on relief package but asks for new $1,200 stimulus checks

President Donald Trump tossed cold water on relief negotiations and said he instead would approve piecemeal legislation.

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President Donald Trump urged Congress Tuesday night to approve piecemeal coronavirus relief measures he would sign, including a new round of $1,200 stimulus checks for Americans.

That turn came after just hours after he effectively killed discussions on a broader stimulus package until "after I win" the election. Both moves by the president, who was released Monday from the hospital where he was being treated for Covid-19, were made on Twitter.

"If I am sent a Stand Alone Bill for Stimulus Checks ($1,200), they will go out to our great people IMMEDIATELY. I am ready to sign right now. Are you listening Nancy?" Trump tweeted Tuesday night.