On CNN Saturday, financial columnist Michelle Singletary ripped Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) for claiming that the economy may be too good right now for another round of stimulus.
“I want to read to you what Senator Bill Cassidy, Republican of Louisiana, said regarding the potential stimulus,” said co-anchor Christi Paul. “He said if it turns out the economy is recovering, that’s a good thing and direct stimulus checks may not be necessary. Do you get the sense that the economy is recovering? And that these checks will not be needed?”
“No, I do not get the sense that the economy is recovering,” said Singletary. “I mean, we see now with the cases increasing, businesses have to close down again and also people are panicked, so they are staying home because they don’t want to be out there and catch it. So this idea that this aid is still not needed, that we’re, you know, all happy now, is just not true. It is a false narrative. And it is gonna hurt a lot of people in this country.”
“GOP lawmakers argue that the enhanced jobless benefits were just, they were too generous, and for many laid-off workers and low-income Americans, it only made things worse in the sense it keeps them home and keeps them away from actually going to work,” said co-anchor Martin Savidge. “Do you buy that theory?”
“No,” said Singletary. “And I was thinking of the right word to say that wouldn’t get me in trouble with my pastor. So I’m just going say, that that’s idiotic, and it just enrages me … the idea that people would not go to work because of short, temporary boost in their income is a ridiculous, and it shows they have never actually talked to real unemployed folks. I have. I work with people through my church. I know what it is like for them to talk about what it means to be unemployed, and the idea that people would be saying, oh, you know what, I’m just going to stay at home and collect this money and not work is ridiculous.”
“Maybe we need to pay people a living wage so then they will be able to go back even if it is maybe going to risk themselves,” she added.
Mary Trump sheds light on the president’s bizarre pattern of psychological projection
President Donald Trump's niece, psychologist Mary Trump, appeared Friday on CNN to discuss her uncle's behavior during the recent president debate.
CNN host Anderson Cooper noted that Tony Schwartz, who is best known for ghostwriting "Trump: The Art of the Deal," has said "that when the president attacks people, the words he uses, the attacks he wages against other people are really things that are true about himself."
The CNN host said a similar dynamic was at play during the final presidential debate when Trump attacked Biden as being part of an organized crime family.
"It is amazing how much projection there is and I don't know if that's the term," Cooper said.
Trump gets schooled by a historian for comparing his achievements to Abraham Lincoln’s
During the final presidential debate on Thursday, President Donald Trump boasted that he had done more for Black Americans than any president since Abraham Lincoln. On Friday, historian Doris Kearns Goodwin appeared on CNN and blasted Trump for his remark.
“The most important thing in a time of crisis is for a president to be willing it take responsibility. One of FDR’s aides once said when things are going on right, people don't have to think a lot about the character demanded by the presidency. He can just stay in that old picture frame,” she told CNN host Chris Cuomo.
Trump staff ensure there are plenty of MAGA hats — at maskless Florida rally during pandemic
Johns Hopkins University & Medicine reported Friday 69,359 new coronavirus cases and 781 new deaths, but that didn't stop President Donald J. Trump from holding a rally in Pensacola, Fla. Nor did it stop maskless Trump supporters from attending the superspreader event.
CNN's Jim Acosta noted, "This masked Trump staffer is tossing out free hats to crowd in Pensacola. Perhaps he should be tossing out masks?"
It's not a bad question, considering there have so far been 1,141,223 deaths in the world from COVID-19.
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