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Ed Markey fires back at Ted Cruz over ‘magic money tree’ tweet: ‘It’s not a god—- joke’

Democratic Sen. Ed Markey fired back at Republican Sen. Ted Cruz on Twitter after Mr. Cruz mocked his coronavirus relief proposal that would give “every person” in the country $ 2,000 a month for a sustained period of time.

“Give every person in our country $ 2000/month for the duration of the pandemic, $ 2000/month for 3 months after that, and $ 2000/month retroactive to March,” Mr. Markey, of Massachusetts, tweeted Monday afternoon.

Mr. Cruz, of Texas, mocked the proposal as pure fantasy.

“Why be so cheap?” he asked. “Give everyone $ 1 million a day, every day, forever. And three soy lattes a day. And a foot massage. We have a magic money tree — we should use it!”

Mr. Markey was not amused.

“It’s not a god–- joke Ted,” the senator shot back. “Millions of families are facing hunger, the threat of eviction, and the loss of their health care during a pandemic that is worsening every day. Get real.”

The back-and-forth comes after President Trump announced over the weekend four executive actions to provide Americans financial relief from the ongoing pandemic after talks failed in Congress Friday.

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