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Oct. 8, 2020, 10:10 a.m. EDT

President Trump tweets that he would support independent coronavirus relief aid

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President Trump on Tuesday night said he’s willing to support several independent coronavirus relief measures — including a new round of stimulus checks — hours after pushing for a  pause till after the election in negotiations  on a new aid package.

“If I am sent a Stand Alone Bill for Stimulus Checks ($1,200), they will go out to our great people IMMEDIATELY. I am ready to sign right now. Are you listening Nancy?”  Trump tweeted .

“The House & Senate should IMMEDIATELY Approve 25 Billion Dollars for Airline Payroll Support, & 135 Billion Dollars for Paycheck Protection Program for Small Business. Both of these will be fully paid for with unused funds from the Cares Act. Have this money. I will sign now!” the  president wrote  in another tweet.

Trump’s show of support for the individual coronavirus relief comes after he rejected a proposal from House Democrats earlier Tuesday and called on congressional Republicans to hit the brakes on the negotiations until after the election.

The president had said congressional Republicans should instead focus their efforts on confirming his Supreme Court nominee, Amy Coney Barrett.

The White House and Democrats for months failed to agree on terms for new pandemic relief legislation.

This report previously appeared at NYPost.com

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