WASHINGTON — President Trump on Friday blasted what he called “Do Nothing Democrats” after Congress failed to reach a deal on expanded unemployment benefits ahead of their expiring at midnight and impacting tens of millions of American households.
In a series of tweets from Florida, Trump accused House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) of refusing to come to the table during week-long negotiations with the White House.
More than 25 million American will now lose the $600 per week jobless payment bonus introduced at the height of the coronavirus crisis in March — a lifeline to people who have lost their jobs amid the pandemic.
“Pelosi & Schumer have no interest in making a deal that is good for our Country and our People,” the president wrote, accusing the pair of seeking economic bailouts for Democrat-controlled “radical left” states.
The Queens-born president singled out Schumer in particular, writing that he was “very disappointed”