© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump departs on journey to West Level, New York from the South Garden on the White Home in Washington

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -U.S. President Donald Trump threatened on Tuesday to not signal a $892-billion coronavirus reduction invoice that features desperately wanted cash for particular person People, saying it needs to be amended to extend the quantity within the stimulus checks.

The outgoing Republican president’s risk, with lower than a month left in workplace, throws into turmoil a bipartisan effort in Congress to offer assist for folks whose lives have been upended by the pandemic.

“The invoice they’re now planning to ship again to my desk is way completely different than anticipated,” Trump stated in a video posted on Twitter. “It truly is a shame.”

Each the U.S. Home of Representatives and the Senate handed the laws on Monday evening.

Trump stated he desires Congress to extend the quantity within the stimulus checks to $2,000 for people or $4,000 for {couples}, as an alternative of the “ridiculously low” $600 for people at present within the invoice.

Trump additionally complained about cash within the laws for international nations, the Smithsonian Establishment and fish breeding, amongst different spending.

“I am additionally asking Congress to right away eliminate the wasteful and pointless gadgets from this laws, and to ship me an acceptable invoice, or else the following administration must ship a COVID reduction bundle. And possibly that administration will likely be me,” he stated.

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