On Monday’s edition of CNN’s “The Situation Room,” businessman and former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang said that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has President Donald Trump in a good position on the COVID-19 relief talks — and should close the deal now.
“Pain is spreading,” said Yang. “The food bank lines are stretching on for miles and hours in places that before, it did not see that kind of need and desperation. I hear from people every day about the fact that they can’t make rent or pay for groceries or they don’t know where they’re going to be able to get the money to put gas in their car. And we can prevent this.”
“We have a deal that’s on the table right now from President Trump,” said Yang. “$1.8 trillion, that would extend federal unemployment weekly benefit of $400 a week to Americans who are struggling. $1200 in cash to households. $300 million-plus to state and local governments. This is a great deal. Nancy Pelosi has won. All she has to do now is take the win for the American people.”
“Americans might not see relief until after the holidays if we don’t get this done right now,” added Yang. “And if you think about it from the perspective of politics, when is the pressure going to be higher on the president than right now to deliver for the American people? It won’t. Right now, he’s desperate for any catalyst to show that he’s actually coming through, so we have him where we want him. We just need to say yes.”
Trump is trying to ‘monetize defeat’ by bilking fans for a personal ‘slush fund’: Ex-GOP lawmaker
Former Rep. Charlie Dent (R-PA) on Monday said that President Donald Trump likely knows he lost the 2020 presidential election but is taking one more opportunity to bilk his supporters for cash before leaving on January 20th.
Appearing on CNN, Dent argued that the president is already angling for a new grift after leaving the White House, and he's getting an early start on it by asking fans to donate to his legal defense fund.
‘The president’s legal strategy is in tatters’ and the GOP knows Trump’s coup is failing: NYT reporter
President Donald Trump's attempt to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election are getting crushed in courts -- and more members of his own party are finally saying publicly that it's time for the president to give up his long-shot bid to remain in power.
New York Times reporter Alex Burns told CNN on Monday many Republicans can see the writing on the wall but are still working up the courage to nudge the president out the door.
Lara Trump buried by CNN host for claiming Trump voters don’t ‘feel’ like he lost
Lara Trump appeared on Fox News to further the Trump campaign agenda that the 45th president of the United States, her father-in-law, won the election.
"There are about 74 million people out there who do not feel like the result of this election that has been presented is accurate," she told Fox News host Leland Vittert.
In a recap segment on CNN's Reliable Sources Sunday afternoon, chief media correspondent Brian Stelter responded, "Lara Trump is wrong, by the way, to say that every Trump voter feels that this thing was rigged." Speaking of feelings, he added, "Facts do not care about your feelings ... This conspiracy crap is just like Trump's anti-media enemy of the people smear. It's a slow-acting poison that is crippling the American [body of] politics."