DONALD Trump Jr slammed "Crazy Nancy" Pelosi for "playing games and delaying second $1,200 stimulus checks."
"Crazy Nancy playing games with the financial well-being of American citizens as usual," he tweeted on Monday as the negotiations continue.
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Donald Jr was commenting on a Breitbart article, which stated that Republicans were slamming the House Speaker for withholding aid during her talks with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.
Rep Ted Budd of North Carolina and several GOP candidates were quoted as saying she would "rather see the 'demise' of the country'" than work with President Donald Trump.
But the matter of a second stimulus check could be agreed upon this week as Democrats and Republicans race to pass a package before Election Day.
During a local CBS affiliate interview on Sunday, Pelosi confirmed that "we are making progress."
“It just depends on if they [the GOP] understand what we have to do to crush the virus," Pelosi said.
"We want to see that they will agree on what we need to do to crush the virus so that we can open the economy and open our schools safely."
If a deal is struck, a new bill would have to be drawn up and then passed by the House and the Senate before being signed by Trump, which could take up to a week, Politico noted.
The president – who is currently hospitalized for coronavirus after being airlifted to the Walter Reed Center in Maryland last Friday – is on board for reaching a bipartisan stimulus bill.
He tweeted on Saturday that "our great USA wants & needs stimulus. Work together and get it done. Thank you!"
But it must be approved by the Republican-led Senate before it becomes law.
The bill being negotiated between Democrats and the White House differs in the money allotments.
It does secure a second $1,200 stimulus check and $600 weekly payments until the end of the year, however.
After three senators tested positive for Covid-19, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell suspended the Senate.
He vowed to recall senators to vote on a stimulus package if needed.
On Thursday, the House passed a Heroes Act 2.0, which would allow for increased unemployment benefits and expanded stimulus checks for dependents.
The Heroes Act proposed by congressional Democrats earlier this year as a $3.4trillion package was cut down this week to $2.2trillion.
McConnell said he wouldn't support the Heroes Act or any bill over $2trillion.
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