A recent tweet from the Democrats’ official Twitter account announced that President Joe Biden will be providing a stimulus check of $1,400 to the American people for assistance during the coronavirus pandemic.
This comes after Biden tweeted on Jan. 10 that the American people “need $2,000 stimulus checks.”
After originally promising an additional $2,000, the upcoming stimulus check will now build off of the previous $600 one.
“@POTUS will build on the $600 down payment provided by Congress last year, sending an additional $1,400 to households across America, totaling direct payments to $2,000 per person” the tweet read.
However, Biden told the public in a speech in Atlanta that if the Democrats took back control of the Senate by winning the two Georgia Senate run-offs, a $2,000 stimulus check would be distributed to the American people as quickly as possible.
“Their election will put an end to the block in Washington of that $2,000 stimulus check, that money that will go out the door immediately to help people who are in real trouble,” Biden said during a rally for Democratic Georgia Sens. Raphael Warnock and John Ossoff.
After seemingly backtracking on his promise, Biden has been called out by several users on social media for failing to deliver on the $2,000.
The stimulus package that Biden has proposed would cost the United States about $1.9 trillion while the Republican counterproposal, written by 10 Republican Senators, would cost the United States roughly $600 billion as reported by Politico.