After a disastrous economic report released on Friday, a report showing that the GDP has fallen by 9.5 percent in one quarter, the worst GDP drop in history, Donald Trump really needs a stimulus bill to pass in order to flood the economy with money before November. Without his small gains on unemployment and poverty rates, both the result of Obama policies and a positive trajectory that Trump inherited, Trump has little to promise his supporters in a second term.
We beat Obama 4 years ago, he worked harder than Crooked Hillary, and we’ll do it again! https://t.co/oaqnlkr7bW
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 1, 2020
Democrats and Republicans have argued over the terms of a new stimulus package to help rescue the American economy from total collapse. House Democrats passed a bill in May to extend the one-time payments of $1200 per adult and $500 per child, but Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has refused to take the bill to the Senate for a vote.
Republicans have so far pushed to extend the extra $600 per week in unemployment benefits by just one week while Democrats wanted to extend it through the rest of the year.
There were no checks ready to be mailed out. The legislation has not yet been signed and it hasn’t come to Trump’s desk for a vote.
As for Trump’s claim that Democratic states are badly run and that Dems are pushing for a “bailout” of the states they run, nine of the top 10 most impoverished states in the Union are red states.
In other words, it’s just another bunch of Trump tweets that are nothing but misinformation and misdirected blame.
Twitter saw through Trump’s lies, as well. Read some of their comments below:
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