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Sunday shows – Trump coronavirus executive orders reverberate

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Multiple guests on the Sunday morning political talk shows weighed in on President Trump’s coronavirus relief executive orders, which were signed on Saturday.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) called the orders “illusions,” while other guests debated whether they would be challenged in court.

Read The Hill’s complete coverage below.

 

Pelosi: Trump executive actions ‘are illusions’
By ZACK BUDRYK
 
“What the president did is unconstitutional slop,” Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said on “Fox News Sunday,” adding that rather than effectively getting more money to the unemployed and halting evictions, “these are illusions.”
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CNN’s Dana Bash spars with Kudlow on White House unemployment plan: ‘We need a bit of a reality check here’
By JUSTINE COLEMAN 
 
CNN’s Dana Bash sparred with White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow on Sunday over the temporary unemployment plan included in President Trump’s coronavirus executive orders, saying: “We need a bit of a reality check here.”
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Mnuchin: Democrats will ‘have a lot of explaining to do’ if they want to challenge Trump orders in court
By ZACK BUDRYK
 
“We’ve cleared with the office of legal counsel all these actions,” Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on “Fox News Sunday,” adding  “if the Democrats want to challenge us in court and hold up unemployment benefits to those hardworking Americans that are out of a job because of COVID, they’re going to have a lot of explaining to do.”
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Kudlow acknowledges executive orders may end up in court: ‘We’re going to go ahead with our actions anyways’
By REGINA ZILBERMINTS 
 
White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said Sunday that the coronavirus relief-related executive orders signed by President Trump over the weekend may end up in court, but the administration is “going to go ahead with our actions anyway.”
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Schumer declines to say whether Trump executive orders are legal: They don’t ‘do the job’
By REGINA ZILBERMINTS
 
Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Sunday declined to say whether four coronavirus relief executive orders issued by President Trump on Saturday were legal, adding simply that the measures don’t “do the job.”
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Navarro ‘confident’ Trump executive actions ‘will stand up’ in court
By ZACK BUDRYK 
 
White House trade adviser Peter Navarro on Sunday said the White House is confident President Trump’s coronavirus executive actions will stand up to legal challenges.
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Kudlow says Trump ‘did not mean he was eliminating the Social Security tax’
By JUSTINE COLEMAN
 
White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said Sunday that President Trump “did not mean he was eliminating the Social Security tax” with his coronavirus executive orders.
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Kudlow: Payroll tax deferral will give employed Americans ‘a huge wage increase’
By REGINA ZILBERMINTS
 
White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said Sunday that the payroll tax deferment in President Trump’s executive order will give millions of employed Americans “a gigantic wage increase.”
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Schumer: Idea that $600 unemployment benefit keeps workers away from jobs ‘belittles the American people’
By REGINA ZILBERMINTS
 
Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Sunday the idea that the now-expired $600 per week enhanced unemployment benefit disincentivizes workers from returning jobs “belittles the American people.”
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Pelosi: ‘Of course there’s room for compromise’ on $600 per week unemployment benefit
By JUSTINE COLEMAN
 
Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Sunday that “of course there’s room for compromise” on the $600 per week unemployment benefits Democrats have advocated keeping.
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Durbin blasts Trump’s ‘country-club fix’ on unemployment
By ZACK BUDRYK
 
Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) on Sunday called the unemployment benefits included in President Trump’s  coronavirus executive actions an insufficient “country club fix,” but said challenging the order’s legality in court was a “moral dilemma.”
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Moore expresses cautious optimism for ‘V-shaped’ recovery following jobs report
By TAL AXELROD 
 
Economist Stephen Moore expressed cautious optimism that a V-shaped economic recovery from the coronavirus was still possible.
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Trump’s national security adviser says US countering Russian, Chinese efforts to tamper with election infrastructure
By JUSTINE COLEMAN 
 
White House national security adviser Robert O’Brien said Sunday that the U.S. is countering Russian and Chinese efforts to tamper with the country’s election infrastructure. 
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