President Trump’s orders on coronavirus relief

The president bypassed Congress to restore unemployment benefits but slashed the weekly checks and requested that states share the cost. ABC's Reena Roy reports.
2:05 | 08/10/20

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Transcript for President Trump’s orders on coronavirus relief
We turn out to the new questions and confusion over president comes executive orders signed over the weekend extending unemployment benefits his orders also covered convictions student loans and payroll taxes. He spoke about the mosque night and he's -- Roy has more. This morning new questions about president trumps executive order it would be crying to call it a Swiss cheese because there are more holes. An actual things that help New York. The president bypassing congress over the weekend signing an executive order that unilaterally restores unemployment benefits to millions. That slashes the weekly checks to 400 dollars while also requesting states share the cost the states will be able to provide the extra hundred dollars. We have may. System where we can do a 100% or we can do 75% they'd make 45. That announcement seemingly catching some governors are off guard me answer is I don't know yet the governor of Ohio saying the state may not be able to afford the extra expense. Congress needs to get back again and negotiate. Still trump does calling the move a victory over Democrats could. Much of what we want it. I didn't get what they alive. But opponents are blasting the order New York governor Andrew Cuomo tweeting it's simply impossible. While Nebraska senator Ben SaaS. Is calling the president's action unconstitutional. Slop I agree with the Republican senator said it was. Un constitutional. Flaw. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi also questioning part of the order that to first payroll taxes. One he says he's going to do the media pedal attacks what he's doing. Is undermining social security and Medicare overnight a president responding to the accusation. That flat no impact on. Both Democrats and Republicans have said delaying payroll tax won't help American workers. No word yet on when the parties will get back to negotiations. Tenet loner. Reena thank you oh.

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