Will a relief bill emerge before the election after all? On Tuesday, Donald Trump walked away from negotiations over Phase 4 COVID-19 funding, claiming that Nancy Pelosi refused to discuss compromise in good faith. The news upended the markets, and frustrated lawmakers on both sides who had hoped to show voters that they could produce more money out of thin air after more than two months of fighting over the pretend cash.
And maybe they can after all. The big news from Trump’s interview with Fox Business Network’s Maria Bartiromo was his refusal to accept a virtual debate with Joe Biden, but this nugget might mean more to voters than another crankfest between septuagenarians. The talks are back on, Trump revealed, and bigger than ever: