White House: Democrats making 'mockery' of U.S. coronavirus relief talks

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats have rejected four offers from the White House in negotiations over another round of economic aid meant to blunt the effects of the coronavirus pandemic and are making a mockery of the talks, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said on Tuesday.

“It is Democrats ... that are making an absolute mockery of this process,” McEnany said at a briefing. “We’re still engaging with them, but this president has been clear: He is ready to act on this.”

Reporting by Lisa Lambert and Andrea Shalal; editing by Jonathan Oatis