“Millions of Americans will see their unemployment benefits lapse, at least temporarily, after President Donald Trump let Saturday night pass without signing a bipartisan stimulus package containing various pandemic aid.
“While the president dug in over the size of direct checks to be sent to many Americans, the $900 billion stimulus accord contains numerous other measures, including extended unemployment benefits, funding for food banks, rental assistance, support for small businesses and for Covid vaccination programs, and other items….”
The WaPo is being sweetly naive. Prznint Stupid does not give 2 merdes about those checks, there’s nothing in that for him. what he wants is the right to sue Twitter for defamation. Give him section 203 repeal and he’ll sign anything.
Politico’s morning mail thingie might be slightly more jaded:
THE GOVERNMENT SHUTS DOWN TOMORROW NIGHT AT MIDNIGHT. Unemployment benefits have already run out. But the president, comfortably enveloped at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, seems to be growing more indignant that the rescue package deal his treasury secretary cut with Congress is insufficient. He is showing no signs whatsoever that he is going to sign it.
Prznint Art of the Deal didn’t so much as use one of his stubby fingers to call anyone while they were negotiating. This is the outcome he wanted all along. He was golfing Christmas day and yesterday, and I assume he will play golf again today.
Oh, and the gubmint shuts down Monday night.
This is what burning it all to the ground looks like, btw. Whenever anyone gives you that argument to burn it down and start over, remind them of the 4th Reich.