Trump says he will extend unemployment benefits through end of year

President Donald Trump said that his administration would enhance unemployment benefits through the end of the year if congressional negotiations fail, during a press conference on Friday.
2:10 | 08/08/20

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My administration continues to work in good faith. To reach an agreement with Democrats in congress that will extend unemployment benefits provide protections against you fictions. The terrible thing happens with the evictions not fair. It wasn't their fault that we were infected with this disease from China. And get relief to American families yet tragically Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer continue. To insist on radical left wing policies. That have nothing to do with the gyro Cyrus nothing to do that are all. So you have a virus that comes end. And you have people in congress that don't want to help our people. If Democrats continue to hold this critical relief hostage I will act under my authority as president to get. Americans their relief. They need. And what we're talking about his day faring. Deep payroll tax. Four. A period of months till the end of the year and I can extended. At a certain period hopefully I will be here to. Do the job we'll do the job we've been doing a job like nobody could. Nobody would actually. And so we're going to have the payroll tax go till the end of the year and it will be retroactive. To July 1. So we're going to go back to July 1 and it'll go to the end of the year payroll tax. At the end of the year it may be extended. You know enhance unemployment. Benefits through the end of the year. So unemployment benefits will be that's a big one. Will be. Brought out to the end of the year. And defer student loan payments and forgive interest until further notice. So students who are paying student loans and in many cases that not even allowed to go back into that colleges. Extend the eviction moratorium we will be extending that so people aren't you think did not their fault.

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