Contradicting His Advisers, Trump Rails Against Coronavirus Relief Bill, Calling It a ‘Disgrace’


WASHINGTON — President Trump on Tuesday night threatened to derail months of bipartisan work in Congress to ship $900 billion in coronavirus aid to a rustic battered by the pandemic, demanding sweeping modifications and cuts to a invoice he referred to as a “shame.”

The president, who has been preoccupied with the baseless declare that the election was stolen from him, seized on congressional leaders’ choice to move the aid invoice by combining it with a broader spending plan to fund authorities operations and the army, portraying the opposite spending gadgets as “wasteful and pointless.”

“It’s referred to as the Covid aid invoice, but it surely has nearly nothing to do with Covid,” Mr. Trump mentioned in a video posted on Twitter.