Stimulus talks have all but collapsed.
You know things are bad when you’ve held a three-hour meeting with little results. Senior Trump administration officials and Democratic leaders guzzled coffee and finger sandwiches on Thursday night but couldn’t reach a deal to pass a new round of stimulus.
Both sides emerged from the meeting pointing fingers. ??
“We are very far apart — it’s most unfortunate,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said.
“We are very disappointed in the meeting. … They were unwilling to meet in the middle,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said.
White House chief of staff Mark Meadows and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin briefed President Trump last night after negotiations failed with Democrats. It’s unclear if the two sides will meet today.
White House officials warned that if no deal were reached President Donald Trump would take executive action to unilaterally deliver pandemic aid to people who are struggling.
Trump said he could issue executive orders in the coming days to cut payroll taxes, provide eviction protections, boost unemployment benefits, and assist borrowers with student loans.
Someone must be noticing those sagging poll numbers. Is this an election year?