US President Trump has urged Congress to amend a $900 billion  coronavirus relief bill to more than triple its stimulus payments to Americans.

In a video message posted on Twitter, he said the package “really is a disgrace”, full of “wasteful” items.

“It’s called the Covid relief bill, but it has almost nothing to do with Covid,” he said.

The $900 billion bill includes one-off $600 payments to most Americans, but Mr Trump said the figure should be $2,000.

 Republicans and Democrats have been negotiating a coronavirus stimulus rescue package since July but Mr Trump has largely stayed out of the talks,  he is expected to sign the legislation into law following its passage through Congress on Monday night.



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