President Donald Trump halted negotiations for a coronavirus stimulus bill last week, but has changed his tune in the days since, once again encouraging Congress to make a deal.
Meanwhile, Michigan residents and businesses sit idle, pleading for federal help.
“For small businesses to survive, we need immediate and direct financial support,” said Gricelda Mata, CEO of Lindo Mexico Restaurante near Grand Rapids. “That’s why it’s so frustrating to see the president of the United States cease negotiations until after the election.”
Trump argued in an Oct. 6 that the Democrats weren’t negotiating in good faith, saying “I have instructed my representatives to stop negotiating until after the election when, immediately after I win, we will pass a major stimulus bill that focuses on hard-working Americans and small business.”