President Trump Makes Quick Hamptons Visit

President Donald Trump arrived later than many expected in the Hamptons for campaign fundraisers on Saturday, after a busy afternoon, when he announced controversial executive actions on coronavirus relief. A protest that had been scheduled for the afternoon was pushed to early evening when news spread that he would be giving a press conference in New Jersey at 4 p.m.

The move came as Democrats and the White House were unable to reach an agreement on a stimulus bill. The president asserted executive power by issuing as much as $400 in enhanced unemployment benefits, a payroll tax holiday for those earning less than $100,000 a year, deferring student loan payments, and assistance to homeowners and renters facing eviction due to the virus.

President Trump Makes Quick Hamptons Visit

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