While Democrats in Congress stall on economic relief for American workers and businesses, the President is standing up for all those affected by this global pandemic.
Tuesday, President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence held a “virtual townhall” with Fox News from the White House. While answering questions from citizens, the President put Democrat leaders on notice: Stop holding Senate negotiations hostage for a partisan wish list that has nothing to do with Coronavirus or protecting our economy.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer are putting their donor base first. They want a relief package that has “nothing to do with the workers—that had to with an agenda that they’ve been trying to get passed for 10 years,” President Trump said.
America can’t afford politics as usual during this crisis. President Trump has understood that from the beginning, which is why his Coronavirus response reflects bipartisan leadership and not a checklist of partisan pork like the Democrats’ bill. In just the past few days, he and his Administration:
- Signed an order to prevent hoarding and price-gouging of crucial supplies
- Approved multiple major disaster declarations for impacted areas
- Partnered with America’s top tech companies to unleash supercomputing resources to fight the virus
- Paved the way for low-interest disaster loans to help small businesses
- Moved Tax Day for all Americans from April 15 to July 15
All of these actions, of course, are aimed squarely at responding to this global pandemic and protecting American families. That’s because President Trump is taking this crisis seriously—both the public health threat and the economic pressure facing middle-class Americans. Democrats in Congress must do the same before it’s too late.