President Donald Trump signed four executive orders Saturday to deliver relief to Americans struggling with the economic fallout caused by the coronavirus pandemic, while also slamming Democrats who stonewalled the aid efforts.
The president announced a $400-per-week supplemental unemployment payment to out-of-work Americans. He unveiled an extension of student loan relief and protections from evictions for renters and homeowners. He also also signed a payroll tax holiday through the end of the year for Americans earning less than $100,000, while promising more relief if he wins a second term, per Fox News.
The president signed the executive actions from his Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J., as club members cheered him on. He blamed Democrats for the coronavirus stalemate in Congress and said he’d take matters into his own hands, reported Fox News.
“Democrats are obstructing all of it,” the Commander in Chief said. “Therefore, I’m taking executive action … and we’re going to save American jobs and provide relief to the American workers.”
The President also slammed the Democrats’ $3 trillion HEROES Act as a “radical left policy” that includes bailouts to states, sending stimulus checks to illegal aliens, funding for mail-in voting, ballot harvesting, and releasing convicted criminals from prison.
“They want to steal the election,” President Trump said of Democrats. He also suggested that Democrats will “sue”, but he isn’t worried about the legality because “everything gets sued.” Continued Below
Donald Trump Jr. responded Saturday on Twitter after his father signed the executive orders, revealing how Democrats just got Trumped.
“While Democrats obstruct & tear sh*t down, @realDonaldTrump acts and never lets YOU down!” Trump Jr. expressed.
“ Payroll tax holiday Student loan relief Moratorium on evictions $400/week in unemployment benefits. Now Chuck & Nancy might sue to stop you from getting relief? Have at it, losers!” he declared. Video Below
Donald Trump Jr.’s official tweet:
While Democrats obstruct & tear shit down, @realDonaldTrump acts and never lets YOU down!
✅Payroll tax holiday
✅Student loan relief
✅Moratorium on evictions
✅$400/week in unemployment benefits
Now Chuck & Nancy might sue to stop you from getting relief? Have at it, losers!
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) August 8, 2020
“No, no you’re finished” 🔥
Fake News Mad. pic.twitter.com/oE6POkWAFF
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) August 8, 2020
President Trump’s full remarks at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J:
Meanwhile, Republicans lawmakers and members in the Trump administration also responded:
While Democrats blocked relief for Americans, President @realDonaldTrump has paved the way for relief for Americans in need through –
✅ Unemployment relief
✅ Eviction relief
✅ Student loan debt relief
✅ Payroll tax relief
Pelosi & Schumer don’t care. Trump does‼️
— Kayleigh McEnany 45 Archived (@PressSec45) August 8, 2020
Like he did with the wall, smart move by President @realDonaldTrump to bypass duplicitous and destructive Democrats in Congress and protect the American people. That’s real leadership.
— Sarah Huckabee Sanders (@SarahHuckabee) August 8, 2020
At this point, it’s clear Democrats want to play politics with American jobs.
To workers all over the country: D.C. Democrats may not have your back, but President Trump does.
Since Democrats won’t step up and do their job, @realdonaldtrump will do it for them.
— Mark Meadows (@MarkMeadows) August 8, 2020
Struggling Americans need action now. I am glad that President Trump is proving that while Democrats use laid-off workers as political pawns, Republicans will actually look out for them. My full statement: https://t.co/5uEu6PSUGH
— Leader McConnell (@LeaderMcConnell) August 8, 2020
Pelosi & Schumer held up relief for the American people because they wanted a liberal wishlist that talks more about "cannabis" than a “job.”
Today President Trump took action to make up for Democrats’ failures. He stepped up to deliver targeted relief to the American people.
— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) August 8, 2020
The President is absolutely correct that the Dems’ inappropriately named “Heroes Act” includes:
-stimulus checks to illegal immigrants
-mass prison release
-nationwide ballot harvesting
-voter ID ban throughout the US
…and some other terrible ideas that must be rejected!
— Lee Zeldin (@RepLeeZeldin) August 8, 2020
For weeks, Democrats let the American people suffer as they worked to further their liberal agenda. Today @realDonaldTrump put an end to their partisan games.
Every American should be proud to have a President who will always put the American people over politics!
— Doug Collins (@RepDougCollins) August 8, 2020
While the Washington politicians and the media bicker.@realDonaldTrump just took action and lowered Americans’ taxes, extended unemployment benefits, protected Americans from eviction and gave student loan repayment relief.
Action. From the outsider.
Always vote the outsider.
— Richard Grenell (@RichardGrenell) August 9, 2020
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