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Outflanked XV: Pay Check Don Does More Bold Economic Populisms


Tens of millions of people are days away from being plunged into economic misery, but don’t worry a man who really hears the economic anxiety of working Americans is ON IT!

The prospects for a quick agreement between the Trump administration and congressional Democrats on a new round of aid for the ailing economy faded on Wednesday, as President Trump undercut his own party’s efforts to negotiate a deal and a top White House official declared that a lifeline to unemployed workers would run out as scheduled at week’s end.

With negotiations barely started to find a middle ground between Republicans’ $1 trillion plan and Democrats’ $3 trillion package, Mr. Trump poured cold water on the entire enterprise, saying that he would prefer a bare-bones package that would send “payments to the people” and protect them from being evicted.

“The rest of it, we’re so far apart, we don’t care,” Mr. Trump said before leaving the White House for an event in Texas. “We really don’t care.”

Indeed he doesn’t! But that’s not to say there’s nothing he cares about:

Mr. Trump also rebuked Republicans for their reluctance to provide $1.75 billion for the construction of a new F.B.I. headquarters in downtown Washington, a longtime priority of his, and one that could potentially increase the value of his own hotel nearby.

“Republicans should go back to school and learn,” the president said. “They need a new building. It’s a bad building.”

When does the outflanking start exactly?

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