Democrats slam Trump's coronavirus relief orders as being "paltry" and "absurdly unconstitutional" - 2020-08-09
Democratic leaders argued on Sunday that President Donald Trump's new executive orders circumventing deadlocked congressional negotiations on coronavirus relief are far from adequate to meet the scope of the crises facing the United States.
"The president's executive orders described in one word could be: 'Paltry.' In three words: 'Unworkable, weak and far-too-narrow,'" Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said on ABC's This Week on Sunday. "As the American people look at these executive orders, they'll see they don't come close to doing the job in two ways: One, what they propose, second, what's left out."
Trump signed four executive orders at his private golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey, on Saturday, claiming that House Democrats have been holding federal assistance "hostage," and that the GOP has "had it" after more than two weeks of contentious negotiations over the next coronavirus relief package.