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Sunday shows – Trump’s COVID-19 relief bill opposition dominates

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President Trump’s opposition to a COVID-19 relief bill passed by Congress dominated the Sunday morning political talk shows.

The president is pushing for $2,000 in direct payments for Americans, instead of the $600 payments currently in the legislation.

Read The Hill’s complete coverage below.

 

Republican senator: Trump will be ‘remembered for chaos and misery and erratic behavior’ if he lets COVID relief expire
By ZACK BUDRYK 
 
Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) on Sunday urged President Trump to sign the coronavirus aid package that has passed Congress, warning the president’s legacy is at stake.

“You don’t get everything you want, even if you’re president of the United States,” Toomey said on “Fox News Sunday.” “I think the COVID relief measures are really, really important.”

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Sanders on Trump’s COVID stimulus response: ‘What the president is doing right now is unbelievably cruel’
By JOSEPH CHOI 
 
“Many millions of people are losing their extended unemployment benefits. They’re going to be evicted from their apartments because the eviction moratorium is ending. We are looking at a way to get the vaccine distributed to tens of millions of people. There’s money in that bill,” Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said.
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Hogan: Trump should sign COVID-19 relief bill
By JOHN BOWDEN
 
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) urged President Trump on Sunday to sign the COVID-19 relief package currently awaiting his signature after it passed both chambers of Congress last week.
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Moore calls for tax cuts in latest COVID-19 relief bill
By CELINE CASTRONUOVO
 
Economist Stephen Moore on Sunday called for tax cuts for businesses to be included in the latest COVID-19 relief and government funding bill advanced by Congress this week.
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Fauci: Biden is correct that worst of COVID pandemic yet to come
By JOHN BOWDEN 
 
The U.S. is headed for the worst of the coronavirus pandemic in the weeks ahead as Americans see the effects of the holiday travel boom, Anthony Fauci said early Sunday.
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White House testing czar: More infectious COVID strain is no more dangerous
By ZACK BUDRYK
 
Adm. Brett Giroir, the White House coronavirus testing czar, expressed confidence that a new, more infectious strain of the vaccine detected in the U.K. is no more deadly than the more common strain.
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Surgeon general on medical racism: ‘We need to acknowledge these things’
By JOSEPH CHOI
 
Surgeon General Jerome Adams said on Sunday that the history of medical racism in the U.S. has to be addressed in order to combat the coronavirus pandemic in the Black community.
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GOP lawmaker calls Trump’s election fraud allegations a ‘scam’
By JOHN BOWDEN 
 
GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger (Ill.) called on President Trump and his allies to drop their push to overturn the results of 2020 election, referring to the effort as a “scam” during an interview Sunday with CNN’s “State of the Union.”
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Nashville mayor: ‘I expect a lot of questions’ about bombing ‘will have answers relatively soon’
By ZACK BUDRYK
 
Nashville, Tenn. Mayor John Cooper (D) said Sunday that he anticipated answers “relatively soon” relating the Christmas morning bombing in the city.
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