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Progressives rage at “megalomaniac dime store dictator” Trump for ditching COVID relief talks

Donald Trump; Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Donald Trump; Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Donald Trump and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Getty/Saul Loeb/Nicholas Kamm

While still battling COVID-19 himself, President Trump on Tuesday provoked fierce condemnation by announcing that the White House will no longer negotiate with Democratic congressional leaders on another coronavirus relief package — even though millions of Americans remain jobless, hungry and at risk of eviction.

In a series of tweets, Trump accused House Speaker Nancy Pelosi — whose chamber passed one relief measure in May and another last week that were both rejected by Senate Republicans and the White House — of “not negotiating in good faith.” Trump also claimed he will win the November election against Democratic nominee Joe Biden and then “immediately” work to pass a “major” stimulus bill.

Despite polling that shows three-quarters of Americans want lawmakers to prioritize pandemic relief, Trump also directed Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to focus on confirming Amy

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