US: Trump “Not Bluffing” Over Stimulus Executive Order Amid Washington Stalemate

Negotiations between the Trump administration and Democratic congressional leaders on another round of stimulus broke down Thursday night. The deadlock between both sides could result in President Trump issuing an executive order to re-appropriate money already appropriated by Congress and instead redirect it toward restoring the federal money for the unemployed, as well as reinstating the federal moratorium on evictions. 

Axios reports Friday morning the White House is “finalizing a series of executive orders addressing key coronavirus stimulus priorities if negotiations with Congress fall apart.” 

With both sides still far apart, one official told Axios that they “wouldn’t be surprised that, if something gets left off the table, we’d be like ‘we can take this executive action too and be able to win on it anyway.” 


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