Sunday, January 24, 2021

President Trump gives thumbs up as he boards Marine One to Walter Reed National Military Hospital, Tweets a thank you video

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President Trump gave the thumbs up to the press as well as waved as he boarded Marine One on his way to Walter Reed Hospital.

Trump is expected to remain at the hospital “for the next few days” in a special presidential suite of rooms, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said in a statement.

Trump, 74, wore a mask and gave reporters a thumbs-up as he crossed the White House South Lawn to the Marine One helicopter to travel to Walter Reed. He walked without assistance.

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What happened: Late last evening, House Minority leader (D) Nancy Pelosi unveiled a new, slimmed-down stimulus package of $2.2T. Their previous package proposal added up to $3.4T. This new package still may be too much for Republicans: Republicans have held firm they would be willing to agree to a new stimulus package in the range of $500B to $1T. President Trump a few weeks back seemingly upped that total to $1.5T. The $2.2 trillion revised bill includes new aid money for airlines and restaurants as well as more funding for the Paycheck Protection Program, another round of direct stimulus payments, $600 weekly federal unemployment benefits, and more state and local aid. If Pelosi and Mnuchin cannot reach a separate agreement before Wednesday, the House is expected to vote on the new bill despite a lack of Republican support. Even if the bill doesn’t advance to President Trump’s desk, vulnerable...
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