FYI, Donald Trump is holding America hostage for a second term. It’s probably wise to remember that his standard “negotiating” tactic is to force someone into a corner and bully them into giving him what he wants, then stiffing them on whatever payment he promised. Just 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 hardworking Americans and Small Business,” Trump wrote in a series of tweets Tuesday afternoon.

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The timing of Trump’s sudden move perplexed even Republicans since there was little downside politically to allowing the talks to continue to play out. Now, they fear, that Trump’s decision will make it easier for Democrats to pit the blame squarely on the White House for the collapse of the talks as many voters are eager for more relief from Washington.

πŸ”— CNN: Trump abruptly scraps stimulus talks, punting on economic relief until after Election Day