US President Donald Trump is refusing to sign the coronavirus ‘relief’ bill adopted by both houses of Congress, calling it a “disgrace” and demanding that direct payments be upped to $2,000 per individual from the current $600.

“Congress found plenty of money for foreign countries, lobbyists and special interests, while sending the bare minimum to the American people, who need it,” Trump said in a video address, tweeted from the White House on Tuesday evening.

“I am asking Congress to amend this bill and increase the ridiculously low $600 to $2,000, or $4,000 for a couple,” the president added, as well as “immediately get rid of the wasteful and unnecessary items from this legislation.”

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