AMERICANS will get a third stimulus check next year after the potential $2,000 cash payment demanded by Donald Trump.
President-elect Joe Biden was asked on Tuesday if his Covid relief plan would include a third bundle of cash for Americans.
"Yes," Biden replied, however he did not go on to specify an amount.
The president-elect, who takes office on January 20, added that the monetary value of the checks is still under negotiation.
The third check could come after a second lump sum from President Trump, who is calling for Americans to receive $2,000 in stimulus.
This week, Republicans and Democrats had agreed on a $908billion package, and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin had previously indicated that the bill would have the president's backing.
But in a speech last night, Trump called the bill "wasteful", saying it should include a round of $2,000 direct payments and challenging Congress to remove "unnecessary" funding in the bill.
He demanded Congress return to the drawing board and offer Americans more than triple relief payments than the "ridiculously low $600."
Following the comments, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi took to twitter to repeat her support for higher payments.
"Republicans repeatedly refused to say what amount the President wanted for direct checks," she wrote.
"At last, the President has agreed to $2,000 — Democrats are ready to bring this to the Floor this week by unanimous consent. Let’s do it!"
Her Democratic counterpart in the Senate, Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, blasted Trump over the speech and said Democrats had offered the direct payments months ago.
"We spent months trying to secure $2K checks but Republicans blocked it. Trump needs to sign the bill to help people amd keep the government open and we're glad to pass more aid Americans need," Schumer said.
"Maybe Trump can finally make himself useful and get Republicans not to block it again."
Alongside confirming there will be a third stimulus check, Biden called the $600 a "down-payment."
Although Trump did not specifically say he would veto the bill – which passed Monday in both the House and Senate – Trump said he would not accept the package.
"It really is a disgrace," he said in a video he tweeted.
"I am asking Congress to amend this bill and increase the ridiculously low $600 to $2,000, or $4,000 for a couple.
"I'm also asking Congress to immediately get rid of the wasteful and unnecessary items from this legislation, and just send me a suitable bill."
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