Trump And Sanders Put Their Differences Aside For The Good Of The American People

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While the pair have never quite seen eye to eye in the past it appears as though President Donald Trump and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders have finally found something they can agree on.

The new frienemies have joined forces to fight for providing Americans with a much larger direct payment of $2,000 after Congress passed a relief bill that included only $600.  It’s cruel and unusual to believe that a measly $600 will put Americans back on their feet after 8 long months of hardship and suffering.

Now Sanders has threatened a drastic action to move the President’s point forward.

Sen. Bernie Sanders will filibuster an override of President Donald Trump’s defense bill veto unless the Senate holds a vote on providing $2,000 direct payments to Americans.

“McConnell and the Senate want to expedite the override vote and I understand that. But I’m not going to allow that to happen unless there is a vote, no matter how long that takes, on the $2,000 direct payment,” Sanders said in an interview on Monday night. The Vermont independent can’t ultimately stop the veto override vote, but he can delay it until New Year’s Day and make things more difficult for the GOP.

The House passed the payment boost sought by Trump and Democratic leaders on Monday evening, and Trump said the Senate has agreed to “start the process” on a stimulus checks vote when he signed the $900 billion relief bill. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has yet to address the timing of such a vote.

McConnell and the Senate Republicans are the last ones standing in the way of $2,000 checks and, at a time in which the American people are suffering badly, his cold-heartedness and lack of sympathy paired with the reluctance to comply with the wishes of not only President Trump and Sanders but the entire Democratic party could put a figurative target on his back.

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