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Trump blasts conservative lawmaker over opposition to relief package: 'Third rate grandstander'

Added 03-27-20 10:57:02am EST - “President Trump on Friday blasted Rep.” - Thehill.com

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President TrumpDonald John TrumpDefense industrial base workers belong at home during this public health crisis Maduro pushes back on DOJ charges, calls Trump 'racist cowboy' House leaders hope to vote Friday on coronavirus stimulus MORE on Friday blasted Rep. Thomas MassieThomas Harold MassieHouse leaders hope to vote Friday on coronavirus stimulus The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Airbnb - House to pass relief bill; Trump moves to get US back to work House leadership advises members to return to DC as Massie weighs roll call vote on stimulus package MORE (R-Ky.) as a “grandstander” and called for him to be jettisoned from the Republican Party amid growing anticipation the lawmaker would object to the $2 trillion coronavirus relief package poised to be voted on by the House.

“Looks like a third rate Grandstander named @RepThomasMassie, a Congressman from, unfortunately, a truly GREAT State, Kentucky, wants to vote against the new Save Our Workers Bill in Congress,” Trump wrote in a pair of tweets Friday morning.

“He just wants the publicity. He can’t stop it, only delay, which is both dangerous … & costly.”

Trump acknowledged that his administration had to make some “stupid” concessions in negotiations with Democrats to get a deal on legislation to help American workers and businesses impacted by the coronavirus.

But the president declared the legislation “90% GREAT” and recommended Republicans “throw” Massie out of the Republican Party.

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