Trump cuts short pre-election interview as Covid stimulus bill moves closer – live

7.40pm BST

Trump is starting to release photos from his “60 Minutes” interview, which he reportedly cut short after correspondent Leslie Stahl started asking him questions about the coronavirus pandemic.

One of the photos showed press secretary Kayleigh McEnany presenting Stahl with a binder summarizing “some of the many things we’ve done for Healthcare,” as Trump said.

Kayleigh McEnany presenting Lesley Stahl (@60Minutes) with some of the many things we’ve done for Healthcare. Lesley had no idea! pic.twitter.com/8bfIxkFiXt

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7.24pm BST

As expected, Mitch McConnell’s targeted coronavirus relief bill failed to advance in the Senate, as the White House continues negotiations with House speaker Nancy Pelosi over a broader relief package.

Not invoked, 51-44: Motion to invoke cloture on McConnell amendment #2652 (Targeted Relief Package), in relation to the House message to accompany S.178 (shell).

Senate Democrats just used the filibuster — which they say they dislike — to kill another coronavirus relief package.

Unemployment benefits. PPP. Testing. Vaccines. School funding. Protections for people with pre-existing conditions.

Every Democrat just voted to block it all.

Continue reading… Source: The Guardian: Trump cuts short pre-election interview as Covid stimulus bill moves closer – live ———