Wed, 23 December 2020
2493 - Trump Calls for $2000 Stimulus Checks As We Say Good Riddance to 2020 w/ Heather 'Digby' Parton
Sam hosts Heather "Digby" Parton (@digby56) of Salon.com and Hullabaloo to discuss the latest news on stimulus check negotiations and the year that was, as the MR team brings you its last live episode of 2020.
On today's show: Before Trump blew up relief package, Pence rallying support for Georgia runoffs says Democrats want to make rich people poor and poor people comfortable. Trump criticizes Covid relief bill by listing off items in omnibus spending bill, says he could veto if direct checks aren't raised to $2k, suggests he could be president beyond January.
Sam hosts Heather "Digby" Parton (@digby56) of Salon.com and Hullabaloo to discuss the latest news on stimulus check negotiations and the year that was. Trump's weird speech and helpful gift to Democrats (and working people). Jon Ossoff supports $2000 checks in CNN interview. Will McConnell dare to stand in the way?
On the fun half: Amy Klobuchar says Trump threatening to veto Covid bill (and provide more relief money) is attack on Americans, Klobuchar says, of course, she wanted more direct payments but this was a negotiation. Pete Hegseth thanks Trump for pardoning Blackwater mercenaries who murdered 14 Iraqis in 2007. Mehdi Hasan asks Joe Crowley if AOC's main critique of Crowley as an establishment corporate Dem was accurate, given he immediately joined a lobby shop. Charlie Kirk says he deleted Twitter because he's tired of getting dunked on (also, he hasn't deleted his Twitter). Plus, a whole bunch of your calls and IMs!
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