Biden warns of ‘devastating consequences’ of Trump block on pandemic relief

Published December 27, 2020
US President-elect Joe Biden warned on Saturday of “devastating consequences” if President Donald Trump continues to delay signing a Covid-19 economic relief bill passed by Congress. — Reuters/File
US President-elect Joe Biden warned on Saturday of “devastating consequences” if President Donald Trump continues to delay signing a Covid-19 economic relief bill passed by Congress. — Reuters/File

WASHINGTON: US President-elect Joe Biden warned on Saturday of “devastating consequences” if President Donald Trump continues to delay signing a Covid-19 economic relief bill passed by Congress.

Trump threw a long-awaited pandemic aid package into doubt last week as millions of Americans prepared to lose benefits and face eviction — demanding lawmakers more than triple the $600 direct payments to US taxpayers.

“This abdication of responsibility has devastating consequences. Today, about 10 million Americans will lose unemployment insurance benefits,” Biden said in a statement.

Published in Dawn, December 27th, 2020

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