Democrats seek to exploit Trump-GOP tensions in COVID-19 talks | TheHill

Democrats seek to exploit Trump-GOP tensions in COVID-19 talks | TheHill

Democrats are attempting to drive a wedge between President Trump Donald John TrumpMark Kelly clinches Democratic Senate nod in Arizona Trump camp considering White House South Lawn for convention speech: reports Longtime Rep. Lacy Clay defeated in Missouri Democratic primary MORE and Senate Republicans in their negotiations over the next coronavirus-relief package. Speaker Nancy Pelosi Nancy PelosiNegotiators hit gas on coronavirus talks as frustration mounts Hillicon Valley: NSA warns of new security threats | Teen accused of Twitter hack pleads not guilty | Experts warn of mail-in voting misinformation Schiff, Khanna call for free masks for all Americans in coronavirus aid package MORE (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer Chuck SchumerSchiff, Khanna call for free masks for all Americans in coronavirus aid package Meadows: 'I'm not optimistic there will be a solution in the very near term' on coronavirus package Biden calls on Trump, Congress to enact an emergency housing program MORE (D-N.Y.) are employing a divide-and-conquer strategy, betting that Trump’s eagerness for a big COVID-19 bill that could bolster the faltering economy will override Senate GOP concerns about adding trillions more to the federal debt. Democrats say the White House-Senate Republican unity started showing signs of strain last week after administration officials floated a short-term extension of the $600-a-week federal enhancement to state unemployment benefits that lapsed on Friday. White House officials also signaled Trump would be willing to cut a deal with Democrats on legislation that did not include a must-have for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Addison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellTrump ...
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