Trump ends coronavirus relief talks amid stalemate with Pelosi

President Donald Trump said he is ending negotiations with Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Democratic leaders over a new economic aid package to respond to the pandemic until after the Nov. 3 elections.

One day after being released from the hospital after contracting Covid-19, Trump blamed Pelosi for the failure to reach an agreement on the coronavirus relief legislation, but the two sides have remained hundreds of billions of dollars apart through the discussions. With Trump’s decision to end the negotiations, Democrats and Republicans will now battle over who is to blame while millions of Americans continue to suffer financial hardship.

Trump, in a series of tweets, also said he wants the GOP-controlled Senate to focus on confirming his Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett.