Trump accuses Republicans of ‘death wish’ as Senate threatens to defy him on key bills

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 (Independent)
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Donald Trump warned Senate Republicans they have a “death wish” if they defy him by blocking a House-passed bill to provide up to $2,000 in direct payments to Americans coping with the Covid-19 pandemic.

He also again urged Republicans to get behind his calls to roll back legal protections for social media giants he claims are censoring conservatives. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday said the chamber is starting a “process” to vote on both issues – but he was vague on the timing of those votes.

“Unless Republicans have a death wish, and it is also the right thing to do, they must approve the $2000 payments ASAP. $600 IS NOT ENOUGH! Also, get rid of Section 230 - Don’t let Big Tech steal our Country, and don’t let the Democrats steal the Presidential Election. Get tough!’ the president tweeted after a round of golf at one of his Florida resorts.