CORONAVIRUS/TRUMP ADMIN: “President Donald Trump said Tuesday he has told his administration’s negotiators to end coronavirus stimulus talks with Democrats until after the Nov. 3 election.
The declaration, if the White House follows through on it, would halt an ongoing push to send trillions of dollars more in relief to Americans as the outbreak rampages through the U.S. and the economy struggles to recover from virus-related shutdowns…
Investors punished stocks in response to Trump’s tweets. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell by more than 300 points, about 1.1%, in the minutes following the announcement.”
-Jacob Pramuk and Thomas Franck, “Trump says he’s calling off stimulus negotiations with Democrats ‘until after the election,’” CNBC.com, Oct. 6, 2020