Donald Trump renewed his calls for $2,000 checks, but it's unclear if he'll veto the bipartisan stimulus package

United States President Donald Trump looks on during a ceremony to present wrestler Dan Gable with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC on December 7, 2020.
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President Donald Trump reiterated his support for $ 2,000 in direct payments to Americans in a tweet on Friday.
"Why shouldn't politicians want to give people $ 2,000, just $ 600?" he wrote.
It's still unclear whether Trump will sign or veto the stimulus aid package flown to him in Florida.
A White House spokesman did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment.
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President Donald Trump has again requested $ 2,000 direct payments instead of the $ 600 checks currently included in the stimulus package.
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"I made a lot of calls and met at Trump International in Palm Beach, Florida," he tweeted Friday afternoon. "Why should politicians not want to give people $ 2,000 but only $ 600? It wasn't their fault, it was China. Give the money to our people!"
It is still unclear whether Trump will sign the $ 900 billion stimulus package or veto it, which was flown out for signature on Thursday. The president is currently in Florida where he played golf.
Trump first criticized the stimulus package on Tuesday, saying he would ask Congress to amend the bill to increase direct payments from $ 600 to $ 2,000. After Trump backed $ 2,000 checks, the Democrats quickly tried to enlarge the checks.
Democratic leaders tried "unanimously" - where every legislature had to approve the measure - to increase the size of the checks, but the House Republicans ultimately blocked the measure, insider Joseph Zeballos-Roig reported.
House spokeswoman Nancy Pelosi said she will bring the House back into session Monday to vote on $ 2,000 checks.
If an agreement is not reached, about 14 million Americans are at risk of losing their unemployment benefits on Saturday, according to The Washington Post. The pandemic has already shaken up the job market and left lasting damage.
The current stimulus package offers additional unemployment benefits of $ 300 per week. Research last summer found that the CARES bill - which included $ 600 weekly unemployment benefits and a $ 1,200 stimulus check for many Americans - likely lifted 12 million Americans out of poverty.
A White House spokesman did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment.
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