Trump refuses to sign stimulus package

Trump refuses to sign stimulus package President Donald Trump is demanding lawmakers increase the stimulus checks from $600 to $2,000.
2:25 | 12/28/20

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tell ABC news that investigator believe Warner was motivated at least in part by paranoia over 5g technology. Linsey? Still unclear exactly what that motivation was. Thanks so much, Marcus. Now to the looming deadline own capitol hill. President trump again on his west palm beach golf course today, still refusing to sign the $900 billion stimulus package and demanding $2,000 payments to Americans despite months of bipartisan action. Moments ago president trump tweeting there is news on the covid bill. Let's get right to correspondent Rachel Scott. Reporter: Tonight, hours after unemployment benefits ran out for millions of Americans, president trump was back at his golf course, still refusing to sign the $900 billion coronavirus stimulus package. It really is a disgrace. Reporter: The president demanding lawmakers increase the amount of the stimulus checks from $600 to $2,000. But after months of bipartisan negotiations with members of T president's team, Republicans are now pleading with trump to sign the bill. If you want to make it $2,000 checks, negotiate that from the beginning. I understand he wants to be remembered for advocating for big checks, but the danger is he'll be remembered for chaos and misery and erratic behavior if he allows this to expire. Reporter: The government will shut down tomorrow at midnight, and the federal moratorium on evictions expires Thursday. What the president is doing right now is unbelievably cruel. Many millions of people are losing their extended unemployment benefits. They're going to be evicted from their apartments. Reporter: We spoke to Americans across the country struggling to get by, furious at Washington over the stalemate. From Virginia -- The fact that congress has taken this long is an insult to the American people. It is an insult to small businesses, it's an insult to the working poor, and it's an insult to the unemployed. Reporter: To Iowa -- I worry and I care Abou lf and my family. We need covid relief so bad. Reporter: To California -- You're holding us hostage to this bill. Please sign the bill. We know it's not enough, but it gets us by. Desperation at this point to get that bill passed. For the latest, let's go to Rachel Scott in Washington. We're hearing from so many Americans who are suffering. Many of them wondering, what's happening next? Especially with the president tweeting just moments ago.

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