President Donald Trump said he shut down stimulus negotiations with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and other House Democrats on Thursday because he didn’t “want to play games.”
“They were trying to get things, we were trying to get things, it wasn’t going anywhere,” Trump told “Mornings with Maria” host Maria Bartiromo on Fox News. “I shut it down. I don’t want to play games.”
But the president said relief for Americans hurting financially amid fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic could still be revived.
“We are starting to have very productive talks,” Trump said, adding that Pelosi “wants it to happen, too. She doesn’t want it not to happen. I believe she wants it to happen because it’s so good for our country.”
Trump claimed talks about an airline bailout, as well as $1,200 payments to millions of Americans, are back on. But he again blamed Democrats for the gridlock. “It wasn’t workers’ fault. It wasn’t our airlines’ fault. China