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Trumps acts when Democrats won't -- Sallie Helmer

Trumps acts when Democrats won't -- Sallie Helmer


President Donald Trump wanted Congress to reach an agreement on the terms of a fifth coronavirus relief bill.

He said, "if Democrats continue to hold this critical relief hostage, I will act under my authority as president to get Americans the relief they need." Too many Americans are struggling to make their way through the continuing coronavirus pandemic -- President Trump is taking action on their behalf.

Trump acknowledged his administration is likely to face legal challenges to the executive action. The U.S. Supreme Court allowed Democrat President Barack Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program to stand, so the precedent is set. Remember when President Obama said, "I've got a pen, and I’ve got a phone. ... I've got a pen to take executive actions where Congress won't."

While Democrats in Congress were playing politics with the critical coronavirus relief bill, Trump took action. The President's executive orders will provide immediate relief to Americans who need it most during this difficult time.

  • Extending unemployment benefits
  • Preventing evictions
  • Extending student loan relief
  • Payroll tax deferral

Trump is extending federal unemployment and deferring student loans, forgiving interest on them until further notice. President Trump just won.

Sallie Helmer, Ripon 

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