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‘What The President Did Is Unconstitutional Slop‘: Pelosi Says Trump Executive Actions ‘Are Illusions’

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Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Sunday that a series of executive actions announced by President Trump are “illusions” rather than lasting solutions.

“What the president did is unconstitutional slop,” Pelosi said on “Fox News Sunday,” adding that rather than effectively getting more money to the unemployed and halting evictions, “these are illusions.”

Host Chris WallaceChristopher (Chris) WallaceTrump teases order requiring insurers to cover preexisting conditions When will telling the truth in politics matter again? Trump downplays COVID-19’s mortality rate in US MORE countered that Trump made the announcement amid an extended impasse over the next round of coronavirus relief in Congress.

“Having no bill at all, not coming to any agreement wasn’t going to provide any of that either,” he said.

Pelosi defended Democratic leaders’ efforts in negotiations, saying they had offered compromises.

“What the president does doesn’t even accomplish anything he sets out to do in the categories he did, but we said to [Republicans], we’ll come down a trillion [dollars], you come up a trillion [dollars] and we’ll be able to have an agreement that meets the needs of the American people,” she said.

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