Transcript for Trump in Florida as COVID-19 relief bill remains in limbo
Meantime, covid relief for millions of Americans remains in limbo tonight, after congress and the white house spent months negotiating the deal, president trump called it a disgrace and then left Washington for mar-a-lago, sowing chaos before Christmas. Before he left, he issued a round of pardons, and here's ABC's white house correspondent Rachel Scott. Reporter: After throwing relief for millions of Americans into limbo just days before Christmas, president trump headed to his Florida golf course. CNN's cameras capturing him on the he still won't say whether he'll sign the bipartisan stimulus bill his own team helped negotiate. It really is a disgrace. Reporter: This Christmas eve, Americans on edge, realizing the relief they've waited months for may not come any time soon. Angela Moore already had covid-19. Now she's without a job. Her patience wearing thin. I just feel like we've bhn been treated like a yo-yo. Like we're being pawns between Republican, Democrat and the president. And it's going to be too late. Reporter: In just 48 hours, 14 million will lose unemployment benefits. The federal moratorium on evictions expires inn week. I beg the president to know how many people in this co are scared. Reporter: But the president is instead using the crisis to raise money for himself, Ng out a fund-raising email asking supporters to donate to send a message to congress that the American people deserve better. Republicans who voted for the stimulus package now caught in a political bind. I hope the president looks at this again and reaches that conclusion that the best thing to do is to sign the bill. Reporter: To make matters worse, if the president doesn't sign the bill, the government will shut down on Monday. But trump has gone silent on all of this, instead, tweeting false claims about the election and pardoning allies like his former campaign chairman Paul manafort and confidant Roger stone. He also pardoned the father of his on Jared Kushner. Republican senator Ben sasse with a one-line criticism. "This is rotten to the core." Senator sasse not mincing words there. Rachel Scott is with us in Washington tonight. And Rachel, that covid relief bill flown tonight to the president in Florida. The big question now, will he sign it? Reporter: Whit, there are a number of scenarios at play here. The president could sign the bill or he could veto it. That would force lawmakers back to Washington to try to override the president. But if he does absolutely nothing over the course of the next ten days, that bill will expire and then it will be up to the next congro try and pass another round of coronavirus relief to get to the American people. Something we will all be watching very closely. Rachel, thank you. Next tonight, the family of
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