White House aide Peter Navarro said the 'Lord and Founding Fathers created executive orders' so Trump can push orders over 'partisan bickering'
In an interview with NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday, White House trade adviser Peter Navarro criticized congressional Democrats for debates over new coronavirus aid. One day after President Donald Trump signed four executive orders to bypass gridlock in Congress, Navarro told NBC that the "Lord and Founding Fathers created executive orders because of partisan bickering and divided government." Navarro also claimed there is a "theory that the Democrats would prefer to see the economy go into the tank for another 90 days because that harms the president." Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi on Sunday criticized President Donald Trump's new executive orders, noting that the orders push states to cover relief expenses even as they're already experiencing a shortage of funding.
"It doesn't help when Speaker Pelosi goes out every day with her scarves flying and just beats the heck out of us for being cruel people," Navarro said. When host Chuck Todd asked where Trump was during negotiations for coronavirus relief bills, Navarro insisted "this is the hardest-working president in history."
Trump signed the executive orders on Saturday at his New Jersey golf club to provide new actions for federal unemployment, student loan relief, a payroll tax cut, and evictions.
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ICYMI: @PeterNavarro45 says “it doesn’t help when Speaker Pelosi goes out ... with her scarves flying and beats the heck out of us.” #MTP@chucktodd: “Where is the president? Why was he at his golf club all weekend?”Navarro: Trump "is the hardest working president in history.” pic.twitter.com/CHBiOLzUnn — Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) August 9, 2020
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