Excellent. Speaker Pelosi must not be allowed to leverage the COVID-19 crisis, to bail out cities and states that have been ruined by the Democrat Party. This is another brilliant checkmate that President Trump has inflicted against the dirty Dems, who are accustomed to negotiating with weak Republicans who give into their demands. Those days are over. Trump is rolling. The Dems are heading for a serious beating in November.
The Democrats are waging war against the American people using COVID, BLM, lockdowns, draconian restrictions — to create as much misery and sorrow as their power allows.
President Trump says enough.
Pelosi and Schumer only interested in Bailout Money for poorly run Democrat cities and states. Nothing to do with China Virus! Want one trillion dollars. No interest. We are going a different way!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 7, 2020
No deal with Democrats: President set to extend unemployment benefits unilaterally
By Washington Examiner, August 7, 2020
Democrats and White House officials ended another week of negotiations on a federal aid package without a deal, and President Trump will now act unilaterally by this weekend to extend unemployment insurance and other coronavirus-related protections, his top aides said.
“The chief and I will recommend to the president based on lack of activity today to move forward on some executive orders,” Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, who is negotiating with Democrats alongside White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, said after a two-hour meeting with Democrats.
Mnuchin said Trump’s executive orders would extend unemployment benefits, eviction protection for renters, postponement of student loan payments, and other provisions. He said it would be issued “over the weekend.”
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told reporters after the meeting that Mnuchin and Meadows offered a proposal that was insufficient.
“I told them: Come back when you are ready to give us a higher number,” the California Democrat told reporters after the meeting.
Mnuchin said the two sides got nowhere Friday.
Secretary Mnuchin on stimulus negotiations: "We did not make any progress today"
Posted by Politics Watchdog TV on Friday, August 7, 2020
“The president would like us to make a deal, but unfortunately, we did not make any progress today,” Mnuchin said.
“To the extent they are willing to make new proposals, the chief and I will be back anytime to make new proposals. We asked for a specific compromise on state and local [spending] and a specific compromise on unemployment, and we have not received a compromise on that.”
Meadows said Democrats are not willing to back down on a nearly $1 trillion request for state and local government aid and will not compromise on reducing the $600 weekly federal unemployment supplement that critics say pays workers more to stay home than return to their jobs.
“At this point, I’m extremely disappointed,” Meadows said. “We came up here today just to hear the same thing over and over again.”
Earlier Friday, Pelosi told reporters that Democrats offered to reduce their proposal by $1 trillion by shortening the time frame, but Meadows said Democrats were unwilling to remove any spending items from their proposal.
“They can’t come up with any significant cuts in their bill,” Meadows said.
Schumer and Pelosi warned Friday that executive action by the president would end up in court and would be insufficient to address the needs of the nation, which has grappled for months with the coronavirus outbreak.
Mnuchin said that executive action was not “the first choice,” but Trump wants to act.
“It’s going to take a little bit of time for us to finalize these … but we’ll do them as quickly as we can because the president wants action,” Mnuchin said. “He realizes, again, despite what was a big pickup in jobs, there’s still too many people that are impacted by this.”
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