On MSNBC on Monday night, Pelosi said, “We have finally in the last 24 hours … come to a place where they are willing to address the crisis.”
That note of cautious optimism came after President Trump accused Pelosi of stalling and posited that it would hurt Democrats at the polls. Pelosi, meanwhile, insisted to colleagues that she wants to pass legislation before the election because she doesn’t want to carry “the droppings of this grotesque elephant into the next presidency.”
The stock market slid Monday as hopes for the deal faded and disagreements persisted over funding for state and local governments, liability protections for businesses and a variety of other issues.
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