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Trump Leaves for Mar-a-Lago After $2K Check Threat, With COVID Relief Still in Limbo

the winter white house in mar-a-lago in palm beach, florida
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By    |   Wednesday, 23 December 2020 05:49 PM

After threatening to veto coronavirus and omnibus spending packages, President Donald Trump has taken off for Palm Beach, Florida, Wednesday to spend the holidays at Mar-a-Lago, Fox News reported.

Trump is expected to spend 10 days at his winter White House through the New Year, according to WPTV-5 West Palm Beach.

Trump's trip comes as he's holding off on signing or vetoing the bipartisan spending deals, telling Congress to amend the stimulus with an upgrade from $600 per individual checks to $2,000 ($4,000 for couples).

That insistent call is sure to face resistance from fiscal conservatives in Congress.

Trump also called for cutting of wasteful spending in the omnibus, which is sending billions in aid to foreign countries.

"I am asking Congress to amend this bill and increase the ridiculously low $600 to $2,000, or $4,000 for a couple," Trump said in a video Tuesday. "I'm also asking Congress to immediately get rid of the wasteful and unnecessary items from this legislation, and to send me a suitable bill or else the next administration will have to deliver a package, and maybe that administration will be me."

Congress is currently operating on a seven-day continuing resolution to fund the government, and if Trump does not sign the packages, the government funding will be halted during his stay at Mar-a-Lago.

Meanwhile, as the president heads off for the holiday, a Federal Aviation Administration alert has restricted Mar-a-Lago airspace until Jan. 1, per the report.

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After dropping a threat of a veto to the coronavirus and omnibus spending packages, President Donald Trump has taken off for Palm Beach, Florida, Wednesday to spend the holidays at Mar-a-Lago, Fox News reported. Trump is expected to spend 10 days at his winter White House...
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