Trump end run around Congress raises questions on his claims


August 9, 2020

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump's end run around Congress on coronavirus relief is raising questions about whether it would give Americans the economic lifeline he claims and appears certain to face legal challenges. Democrats called it a pre-election ploy that would burden cash-strapped states.

"When you look at those executive orders ... he doesn't know what he's talking about or something is wrong there," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said. "To characterize them to even accomplishing what they set out to as something that will take the place of an agreement is just not so....

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