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Pelosi says Trump offer on coronavirus bill falls short, still hopes for deal

WASHINGTON, Oct 13 (Reuters) - U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Tuesday the offer President Donald Trump recently made on a coronavirus stimulus package after he scrapped talks fell far short of what the American people need but she still hopes a deal can be reached.

Pelosi, a Democrat, accused the Republican president of grasping for any agreement for political purposes before the Nov. 3 presidential election.

“The President’s attitude is shameful, when the need for immediate and meaningful action could not be more urgent,” she said in a letter to lawmakers. “Tragically, the Trump proposal falls significantly short of what this pandemic and deep recession demand.” (Reporting by Doina Chiacu; Editing by Lisa Lambert)

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