• After Stopping Negotiations, Trump Sets Off Confusion With Tweet Seemingly Agreeing With Fed Chair's Call for Urgent Covid Relief

    15 days ago - By Mediaite

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    Earlier Tuesday President Donald Trump announced he's telling his people to stop covid relief stimulus negotiations after the election.
    This came hours after a serious warning from Fed Chair Jerome Powell about the need for urgent action on covid relief and arguing that doing too much is preferable to not doing enough:
    “The expansion is still far from complete,” Mr. Powell said in his strongest remarks to date on the subject, delivered to a virtual conference of private-sector economists Tuesday. “At this early stage, I would argue that the risks of policy...
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  • “Political Malpractice” Jonah Goldberg On Trump Halting Covid Relief Talks Until After Election

    “Political Malpractice” Jonah Goldberg On Trump Halting Covid Relief Talks Until After Election

    15 days ago - By FOX News Radio

    Jonah Goldberg, Editor in chief of The Dispatch.com spoke with Fox News Radio's Guy Benson about President Trump tweeting he will halt negotiations with democratic leadership over covid relief until after the election. Goldberg weighed in on the move saying,
    "I am sure Nancy Pelosi is behaving in bad faith or appears to be behaving in bad faith. That would make sense to me politically. But just taking a step back. I think it is in. It is political malpractise. What Trump is doing. I think my suspicion is, is that he thinks that he can promise something after the election and convince...
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  • NATO CEO John Fithian On End Of COVID-19 Relief Negotiations: “This Can't Wait Until After The Election; We Need Help Now”

    15 days ago - By Deadline

    Donald Trump's decision to end negotiations over another round of COVID-19 relief until after the election came as a surprise to many lawmakers on Capitol Hill, and is only adding to the worries among theater owners hoping for a lifeline. “This is not a matter that can get kicked down the road,” John Fithian, the...
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  • Susan Collins Calls Trump Announcement on Stopping Stimulus Negotiations Until After Election ‘A Huge Mistake'

    Susan Collins Calls Trump Announcement on Stopping Stimulus Negotiations Until After Election ‘A Huge Mistake'

    15 days ago - By Mediaite

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    President Donald Trump's surprise announcement about stopping stimulus negotiations until after the election sent shockwaves through DC, and even concerned some Republicans.
    Senator Susan Collins put out a statement saying , “Waiting until after the election to reach an agreement on the next Covid-19 relief package is a huge mistake. I have already been in touch with the Secretary of the Treasury, one of the chief negotiators, and with several of my Senate colleagues.”
    Republican Congressman John Katko tweeted “I disagree with the President” and encouraged the...
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  • ‘A Political Self-Inflicted Wound: Jake Tapper Utterly Confounded By Trump Blowing Up the Stimulus Talks

    15 days ago - By Mediaite

    The news of President Donald Trump announcing he's ordering a stop to covid stimulus negotiations perplexed many, including CNN's Jake Tapper .
    “The president, who we all wish well, we hope for a speedy recovery, he has made a self-inflicted wound... contracting the coronavirus,” Tapper said. “This is a political self-inflicted wound. I don't really understand it. He doesn't care about the deficit, President Trump, he's made that clear. Why would he want to be seen stopping struggling people from getting money a month before the election?”
    Jeff Zeleny said there are Republicans wondering...
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  • President Trump Calls For Section 230 Repeal As Facebook Yanks, Twitter Tags His COVID Posts

    15 days ago - By Deadline

    Virus-infected President Donald Trump called for repeal of a decades old Internet freedom rule after Facebook deleted a post of his comparing COVID to the flu and Twitter slapped a warning on it. Facebook this morning yanked a Presidential post claiming the flu is more deadly than COVID-19. Twitter added a misinformation warning label about...
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  • Trump Stuns With Tweets Saying He's Stopping Covid Stimulus Negotiations Until After Election: ‘It's Like He's Trying to Lose'

    Trump Stuns With Tweets Saying He's Stopping Covid Stimulus Negotiations Until After Election: ‘It's Like He's Trying to Lose'

    15 days ago - By Mediaite

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    President Donald Trump announced Tuesday that he's stopping negotiations with Congress on covid relief “until after the election.”
    In his Twitter thread, the president says he wants the Republican-led Senate to “focus full time on approving” Amy Coney Barrett as his nominee to the Supreme Court.
    Reporters immediately noticed the impact on the Dow:
    The Dow after the President's tweet saying no COVID relief talks until after the election pic.twitter.com/Ypnzyc52Vs
    - Michael Del Moro October 6, 2020
    And the announcement stunned a lot of people, with many wondering...
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