In order to break the deadlock, trump signed four bail-out measures in one breath over the weekend, but their feasibility and legitimacy were questioned.
Larry kudlow, the White House’s chief economic adviser, rushed out to defend trump, only to overturn. In the face of reporters’ questions, he explained incoherently. The more he said, the more confused he became. The American media suspected that he did not understand several documents just signed by the president.
the US unemployment relief plan of $600 per person per week has expired. Trump signed a memorandum on Saturday (8th) to provide $400 a week for the unemployed in the United States, saying that 75% of the money is funded by the federal government and 25% by the state government.
However, in an interview with CNN on Sunday (9th), Kudrow was “astonishing” and forcefully raised the relief fund by two or three times.
“1200 dollars. Well At least, the Federation will give 300, and the States will continue to give 400, “Kudrow said.” but I think they (the States) will be a little more, and we will be able to add another 100. So it should be – not every state increases. Let’s talk about the average. Some states are high, others are low, but the average is 800. ”
Dana bash, the host and CNN senior political reporter, was puzzled and confirmed that “but the administrative document says $400, and the state government pays a quarter of it. I have never heard of the amount you said.”
“well If there are more states, we will reposition ourselves, “Kudrow began to have some” knots. “Now the number (weekly relief) is around 700, and I think it can reach 800. With the help of the federal government, some states can even go over 800. ”
1200、700、800…… Kudrow threw out several “new numbers” in succession, and Bashi’s face was “full of doubts.”. She had to call for “reality check” and turn the topic to the legitimacy of administrative documents.
“there’s a need for reality checks,” bash said. “You should agree that this can only be done if the state asks for (federal aid) and creates a whole new system. Is that what you expect? ”
“the Treasury’s estimate of aid order one shows that the state government has not spent all the money we have allocated to them.” Kudrow suddenly got involved in the comprehensive economic stimulus plan passed by Congress in March.
the White House wants the state to use so-called “massive surpluses” to pay for unemployment benefits, according to Kudrow. However, according to CNN, some experts had previously said that the state government could not use those funds because it was not a project at all.
at present, many epidemic relief programs in the United States have expired or are about to be terminated, and negotiations in Congress are threatened by Party strife, making it difficult to move forward. Trump signed one executive order and three executive memoranda at the weekend, trying to bypass Congress. However, CNN and other US media pointed out that these orders may be illegal if they are not approved by Congress. One state official laughed and said, “we don’t have that much money.”.
the novel coronavirus pneumonia has been infected in 5 million cases, and 1 out of 66 people have been infected. According to Johns Hopkins University, as of the 9th, more than 5.04 million people were diagnosed and more than 160000 people died in the United States.