Amidst the worsening Coronavirus outbreak in the United States, President Donald Trump is sticking to his habitual self-congratulations. This Saturday morning on Twitter, he retweeted a slew of some two dozen messages, many of which were in praise of the new small business loan program that had launched just the day before. The loan fund is meant to support businesses in order to keep workers on the payroll, and those loans will be forgiven, it seems, if those workers are successfully kept on the payroll. The program was a part of the recently signed third Coronavirus relief funding bill.
Donald Trump this morning has retweeted a dozen Ivanka Trump tweets, including some from the Before Time in early March, for reasons that are as mysterious as covfefe
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) April 4, 2020
In one message, Trump’s daughter and adviser Ivanka tweeted:
‘Our Nation’s small businesses are the backbone of our economy & we are working hard to get them quick relief thru the #PaycheckProtectionProgram. Thank you to @SBAJovita , @stevenmnuchin1 ,the @WhiteHouse & our teams for their incredible efforts in getting $2B+ out the door today!’
At least we figured out what Ivanka is doing! Tweeting. In reality, a slew of issues have cropped up in the loan program in question. On Friday, the only apparent big bank with applications even open was Bank of America, and — despite the Trump team’s exclamations of success — the bank was reportedly prioritizing those with existing relationships with the bank — which, of course, leaves out a whole wide array of people who may need help.
The issues follow very late assistance from the feds themselves — only on Thursday night, hours before launch, did authorities “put out some of the critical guidance lenders need,” CNN reports. Yet Trump, seemingly forever concerned about television ratings and public image, proudly rushed to Twitter to tout the new program anyway.
Check some out below:
Trump also retweeted a bunch of other messages from Ivanka’s account. Check some out below:
Check out Twitter’s response below: