13 August 2020 at 12:22 AM EDT
Aid talks stalled again, and Trump claims no deal will happen ‘
A new attempt to resume economic aid negotiations between the White House and Democrats ended just minutes after it began Wednesday, with President Trump appearing to cast doubt on the entire process by announcing a “will not happen”
; deal. .
Just a few days ago, he had suggested he be open to a new round of talks.
In declaring the entire process, Trump used a press conference appearance to criticize Democrats’ proposals for funding election preparations and the Postal Service as part of a broader spending measure. These were among the many issues that divided the parties during the two weeks of negotiations that initially collapsed on Friday before being briefly revived on Wednesday.
from Erica Werner and Jeff Stein