Rep. Scott Peters is frustrated Trump is threatening to veto COVID relief bill

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Tuesday, President Trump released a video calling proposed COVID relief bill “a disgrace.”

To start the video, Trump explained Congress “has taken forever” to come up with the proposed legislation, and it came to his desk much differently than anticipated.

The president threated to veto the bill and asked Congress “to amend this bill and increase the ridiculously low $600, to $2,000, or $4,000 for a couple,”

Trump also explained the bill does not do enough for the restaurant industry saying, “they were only given a deduction for others to use in business, their restaurant, for two years. This two year period must be withdrawn, which will allow the owners to obtain financing and get their restaurants back in condition.”

President Trump slammed the large amounts of money that would be used to protect the borders of foreign countries, while defunding American border security agencies like ICE.

Concluding the video Trump said if Congress doesn’t send him a “suitable bill,” the next administration “will have to deliver a COVID relief package. And maybe that administration will be me, and we will get it done.”

Democrat Congressman Scott Peters voted in favor of the bill, and says he is frustrated that Trump is now threatening to veto it.

Peters said Congress, “worked in a bipartisan way to do what Congress is supposed to do. We were so frustrated that the leadership, McConnell and Pelosi weren’t able to do it, so from the ground up we brought a deal that we thought made sense. It wasn’t perfect you know, unemployment only last for 11-weeks, but it’s three hundred bucks a week for people who are out of a job. That would mean something to them.”

Peters concluded saying, “I hope the president comes to his senses and decides to be a little bit more of a team player, this just doesn’t help anybody.”

Below is the video President Trump released Tuesday night where he called the COVID relief bill “a disgrace.”

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