WaPo: Trump Uses Executive Orders ‘To Try To Turn Negotiating Failures Into Victories’ | MSNBC

WaPo: Trump Uses Executive Orders ‘To Try To Turn Negotiating Failures Into Victories’ | MSNBC 1


Since Congress failed to come up with a plan, President Trump took matters into his own hands this weekend, signing 4 executive orders to get more aid to the unemployed, suspend the collection of payroll taxes, strop evictions, and help with student loan payments. Washington Post White House Bureau Chief Philip Rucker joins Stephanie Ruhle to discuss if these executive orders are even legal. Aired on 8/10/2020.
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WaPo: Trump Uses Executive Orders ‘To Try To Turn Negotiating Failures Into Victories’ | MSNBC

95 Comments on "WaPo: Trump Uses Executive Orders ‘To Try To Turn Negotiating Failures Into Victories’ | MSNBC"

  1. which is illegal, why are they acting like he can do this.. take this traitor out and do what you do with traitors…25th amendment now!

    • Bridgette Primus | August 10, 2020 at 2:17 PM | Reply

      Exactly , I don’t why they do it. He has no power to do it and they are acting like he can.

    • Tucker Carlson | August 10, 2020 at 3:18 PM | Reply

      Trump = Law & Order, Low taxes, Protected borders, Patriotism
      Biden = the complete opposite!
      Other blacks who support Trump;
      – Candace Owens
      – Leo Terrell
      – Shaquille O’Neal
      – Jack Brewer
      – Pastor Darrell Scott
      – Mike Tyson
      – Harris Faulkner
      – Herschel Walker
      – Don King 👑
      – Kanye West
      – Jimmy Walker
      – Stacey Dash
      – Jimmy McMillan
      – Bernell Trammell who was murdered for his beliefs.
      – Jim Brown
      – Azealia Banks
      – Jason Nichols
      – Larry Elder
      – Terrell Owens
      – Diamond & Silk
      – Rev. James David Manning
      – Latrell Sprewell
      – Burgess Owens
      – Lawance Jones
      – Byron Donalds
      And many many many more!
      There’s a very BIG movement called BIack voices for Trump. Maybe you heard of it. Where’s creepy sleepy basement
      I can’t wait for
      DEBATE-BOWL 2020!!👈

    • Ignore the troll 👆🏽above my comment. They are merely copying and pasting that same dribble in every thread 😒.

    • Bob McBobbington | August 10, 2020 at 3:45 PM | Reply

      It’s illegal for the president to impact the budget but not the terms of the budget (for some awful reason). So he can redistribute.

    • TOTALLY Agree!!

  2. Barbara Carpenter | August 10, 2020 at 12:31 PM | Reply

    Individual 1,had this planned all along. Instructions to NOT agree with Congress so he could do it. I guess the republican party thinks that ALL Americans are as ignorant as the trump cult.and his enablers

    • He’s been telling us about tax cuts forever. He took this as an opportunity to stick it to the little people. And him and his collect!

    • the constitution says CONGRESS creates legislation.
      no congressional republicans ever met with Congressional Democrats .. Pelosi and Schumer

  3. America makes up 4% of the world’s population, but thanks to Trump and fox, America leads the world with 24% of coronavirus deaths worldwide. “It is what it is.”

    Trump sealed the fate of the country the moment he said the virus was a hoax. From that moment forward, the catastrophic failed response to the coronavirus was set in stone. It should go without saying, that it is impossible to effectively deal with any problem, whenever you refuse to acknowledge that the problem even exists.

    The astronauts on Apollo 13 said “Houston, we have a problem” after an explosion had damaged Apollo 13. Now just imagine if they had said “Houston, we don’t have a problem at all. That explosion was a hoax. Everything is under control.” 😲

    • The fate of this country was sealed when we decided to allow total morons to “homeschool” their children.

    • Alex Hamilton | August 10, 2020 at 3:09 PM | Reply

      David J
      When the virus began in China, what would you have done as President? That was constitutionally in your power? That the Democrats would not have bitched about?

    • Glenn Carpenter | August 10, 2020 at 4:03 PM | Reply

      @Alex Hamilton A question like that can only come from an extremely deep level of ignorance about what our government is capable of doing, what it has done in the past, and how badly Trump and the right in general have deprecated it as a force for benevolent action.

    • Saynoto Socialists | August 10, 2020 at 5:03 PM | Reply

      The fate of the country was sealed when Trump restricted travel from China because of the virus and democrats immediately went out and encouraged people to go out to movies restaurants and Chinatown , that was Americans signal that democrats where going to politicize the virus and Americans be damned

    • You’re fake news.

  4. Lord God Almighty | August 10, 2020 at 12:37 PM | Reply

    *Wait until Senior Citizens around America find out he’s trying to gut Social Security and Medicare!*

    • Michael Marceau | August 10, 2020 at 1:24 PM | Reply

      Fox is already spinning this in his favor.

    • I think that senior citizens already know. He’s lost us in the poll numbers. We are worried sick about our Children and Grandchildren. He is losing in most polls. But : Putin and the rest of his Mafia Gang are working hard to steal this election, too. I’m afraid that we are watching the end of the Democracy in the United States. Trump has ties to the Mafia in both Russia and the United States. Remember “I Love the uneducated.” ? They are the base of this Dictator.

    • Kenith Bolston | August 10, 2020 at 3:27 PM | Reply

      The old white Republican ones in America won’t even care. Especially the poorest Republican ones in middle America they won’t even care. They will cut off their very noses to spite their face.

    • @Kenith Bolston because they still have their whiteness, which is a stock in itself…

      If we never talk about what it is to be white, then white supremacy will never end…

      But none of you actually want it to end, playing dumb about what it is is a power play…

    • THEY Already Know!! Just Waiting For Election Day!!

  5. Lies again from the Orange Menace..this signing helps HIM thats why he did it.. Vote BLUE Americans or we’re doomed.🇺🇸🇺🇸

    • Corey A. I’m pro police. Not defunding police.

    • Pay attention | August 10, 2020 at 8:24 PM | Reply

      @Corey A rubbish you call 166,160 dead 5,249,799 cases economy in total disarray isn’t a better president…. moron

    • Pay attention | August 10, 2020 at 8:41 PM | Reply

      @Presley Deen grow up moron stop your pathetic excuse’s go away till you get a clue troll

    • @Pay attention lol yea because dementia Joe would have handled it so much better. The WHO,CDC and Fauci all got it wrong. Pretty silly to blame trump and not the so called experts that have spent their lives working for this moment. Dementia Joe doesn’t know the difference between his wife and sister. How is the world would he be able to handle a pandemic?

    • @Said Saeed yeah and Chinese Communist wrote it.

  6. Donald wants to push his Taxcuts. He is not interested in anything but himself. Nothing will happen.

    • @john emeigh Are you really that dumb? The payroll tax is paid in part by the worker but also by the employer. So creating a payroll tax break puts money into the pockets of the business owner too. You’re the one who’s uninformed.

    • Jacqueline Wernett | August 10, 2020 at 2:38 PM | Reply

      @john emeigh …oh okay…goodluck…hope you live in hurricane land…

    • john emeigh
      He won’t pay payroll taxes !! Saving his businesses MILLIONS that will go right back into his greedy pockets.
      Big corporations won’t pay payroll taxes !! Saving them millions which go back into their greedy pockets.
      Social Security, which trump is wanting to get rid of entirely, will suffer as a consequence. Nice how that works for him !!
      Mostly the fact it benefits himself, he is still in control of his companies. Nice how his executive orders benefits him directly.
      Just like his puppet in the post office benefits him regarding mail in ballots. Nice how that works to his benefit as well.

    • Does his supporters realize that in order to help those who have lost their jobs, he’s offering to cut the tax on the payroll that they no longer receive…

    • Natasha .Mitchell | August 10, 2020 at 4:41 PM | Reply

      @John Wang also the regular income earner will hardly see an increase in their money as appose to large co-operations who will be saving millions. Trump has given up on the ellection and wants to feather his nest.

  7. Trump likes heroes who weren’t captured.
    I like Presidents who weren’t Impeached.
    🇺🇸BIDEN 2020🇺🇸

    • Norman Peterson | August 10, 2020 at 6:53 PM | Reply

      @Patriot Hey boris just added a few such held for my response so you can buy some more rats to eat.

    • Norman Peterson | August 10, 2020 at 6:55 PM | Reply

      @Patriot Days these at eating Russian.

    • Cj Whitebuffalo | August 10, 2020 at 7:22 PM | Reply

      Patriot sir. You can only go bankrupt ones every 10 years plus 5 more to recover. THIS SOB GOES BANKRUPT WHEN EVER HE WANTS. WHY? Because HE WILL CON PEOPLE LIKE YIU AND ME TI KEEP HIS MILLION. THAT IS NOT A BUSINES MAN. Sir. You are missing the point. I love the laws in this Land. What I am saying is the a great “ business man “ doesn’t bankrupt 10 times. Only CONS LIKE TRUMP DO. By the way. Trump is heading to prison for crimes found base on his taxes that he had been hiding for year. Can you and hide our taxes?? No! You know the consequences when we fail to show our taxes. Just saying. But thank you for your comment.

    • @Norman Peterson how many Bibles and Flags did you burn last night Commie?

    • @Norman Peterson how many stores are you looting in Chicago?

  8. The order he signed isn’t legal and violated the Constitution. He doesn’t have the power he thinks he has. The Dem controlled house has been trying to get this unemployment and stimulus passed. The repub senate wouldn’t pass it. That thing about the payroll tax? Puts millions in his pocket.

    • and yet he still did it. Im so tired of this crook looking like a saint like Santa claus in July. Don’t tell me he doesn’t have the power to…… He’s doing it!!!
      He’s a LIAR he’s fooling the American people and there isn’t one Dem in Congress that can take him on. We thank you our children thank you we all thank you Congressmen and congresswomen you’re giving us 4 more yrs. of the monster.

    • Kathleen O'Donnell | August 10, 2020 at 7:33 PM | Reply

      bb Tell me how it puts millions in his pocket. This is a sincere question. Thank you.

    • If he wins he will keep the “no payroll tax” That deduction is a dedicated payroll tax that funds social security benefits medicare unemployment. The top 6% have been wanting to eliminate social security deduction for decades. They’re tired of citizens demanding that they pay their fair share. Yes I’d say trump stands to make millions if the “no payroll tax” is put into affect permanently” yes i think his top 6% friends would show their appreciation and he would make millions.

  9. ღSwnsasyღ _ | August 10, 2020 at 12:48 PM | Reply

    People WAKE UP!! Trump did this payroll tax cut to help HIMSELF.. Stop and think about it. Trump owns businesses and pays out millions in payroll taxes. With this tax cut he can pocket that money himself. Why do you think Republicans kept telling him this is a stupid idea but he kept pushing for it? 70% goes in his pocket. You guys keep talking about he’s trying to cut SS and Medicare but that’s just a happy side effect for him. This puts MILLIONS into his pockets.

    • I hadn’t thought about that aspect, I was over-the-top concerned about the Social Security and Medicare part. After obsessing it all day, I realized Trump can’t abolish Social Security or Medicare. George W attempted to ‘privatize’ (code for ‘eliminate’) Social Security. He traveled to every single state promoting this concept and was booooed off every stage. He finally gave up. There would be too much resistance. I mean, I’m sure he would like to… but no. He always has a personal motive for everything, no doubt. Thanks for the insight!

  10. Christi Cotton | August 10, 2020 at 12:50 PM | Reply

    He Did Not Do Any Of Us Americans any Favors!!
    Trump Won!!
    This Benefits Himself More than Anyone Else!!!

    • nunya business | August 10, 2020 at 5:27 PM | Reply

      @Alex Mitchell that every person appointed by Donald Trump to his campaign in 2016 is sitting in prison for meeting Russian spies and having Russian hackers hack America’s government computer to benefit him

    • nunya business | August 10, 2020 at 5:28 PM | Reply

      @Alex Mitchell that one American citizen is dying every minute of every hour of every day for the last 5 weeks because of the impeached felon Donald Trump Republican Administration failures!

    • Alex Mitchell | August 10, 2020 at 8:32 PM | Reply

      @nunya business And what’s that got to do with anything I said?

    • Alex Mitchell | August 10, 2020 at 8:33 PM | Reply

      @nunya business And, once again, what has that to do with anything I said?

    • nunya business | August 10, 2020 at 8:40 PM | Reply

      @Alex Mitchell the original poster stated that Trump only benefits himself he does not try to do anything for any American citizen! You call that a load of tripe I called you a liar then I pointed out him benefiting himself

  11. t’rump spends all his time fixing problems he himself has caused because when it’s a real problem, he’s totally clueless as to what to do.
    Looking at you corona pandemic that has killed 163,000 Americans in 5 months.

    • @Alex Hamilton i would have used the team and play book designed literally for this exact reason left by my predecessor and let my health and disease experts run the show. You kown, like EVERY OTHER first world nation has done

    • @Alex Hamilton First off, I wouldn’t POLITICIZE a public health EMERGENCY and I most certainly wouldn’t call it a hoax.

      Second, the moment I hear of a potential national risk I’d track and trace every single indivisual case before it spreads out of control (Y’know, like Obama did).

      Third, I’d let the public health officials do the talking, and follow what they say and not try to insert my own wayward information that only makes it harder for health officials and doctors.

      Fourth, when Governers declare lockdown in their states, no matter what, I wouldn’t interfere by posting onto social media, “LIBERATE” these states so that I can’t draw all of the insane nuts out of their homes with their guns so that they can go to government buildings with their guns and threaten state officials and Governers who are trying to do their jobs.

      Fifth, I wouldn’t go golfing as my citizens are dying by the thousands and look heartless.

      Sixth, I wouldn’t try to gaslight my own citizens and would give them the true information. I’d tell them the truth.

      Seventh, I wouldn’t DEFLECT, I’d address the problems, the mistakes made, and ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY.

      And Eight, I would try to convince congress to come up with a functional relief bill and come up with relief cuts for SMALL businesses, and not the BIG buisnesses.

    • @Tasha Glam My friend Isaac would still be alive if Trump didn’t encourage those reopen protests.

      P.S: Allow me to add “I wouldn’t hold rallies in cities where virus cases are rapidly increasing”

    • Bingo!!!

    • Hey moron, did you also think banning Chinese travel was racist and xenophobic? Are you not aware of 2nd wave hotspots all over Spain and England, etc , etc. Death rates and infections are different things. Do you think China’s lies and obstruction helped spread this virus world wide? A vaccine is the only solution for this. It won’t go away. If the whole country locks down for 3 months and then reopens the infections will start again. Do you disagree with that?

  12. No he did it to cut taxes for himself and his cronies. A little for us a lot for them.

    • Absolutely! This admin is 100% for businesses not employees. Employers have to match the payroll tax (FICA) so it’s another way of getting a .0765 % tax reduction. Assuming they can “forgive” the tax after the “holiday” which won’t happen but the repugs have achieved similar things by bulldozing over Democrats. Not much longer though!

    • Priscilla Stinson | August 10, 2020 at 1:53 PM | Reply

      You’re exactly right!!!

    • Alex Hamilton | August 10, 2020 at 2:52 PM | Reply

      Mary Sauder
      how? explain to me how he did that?

    • Exactly! I’m sure if his taxes were to get out man oh man. Dude is trying to save his own @$$ and make us pay for it!

    • Why do you liberal always need a handout? Go get a job ya bums

  13. The Republicans had no intentions of cutting a deal, this is just a other prop. Trump thinks he looks like a hero.

    • Last Man Standing | August 10, 2020 at 1:31 PM | Reply

      Republicans are the party of no when it comes to the American people.

    • Ricardo Sanchez | August 10, 2020 at 1:41 PM | Reply

      Yes he makes himself more like a hero sandwich mostly baloney and goat cheese and lots of Russian dressing 💩 flavor. 😝

    • @Ricardo Sanchez, I always love when he says ” Executive Order ” like everybody has to go on their Knees , knock it off Donald ,you are only big in your own Head .

    • Saynoto Socialists | August 10, 2020 at 5:01 PM | Reply

      Last Man Standing , democrats said no to a weeks worth of extra benefits when Trump offered

    • Saynoto Socialists and what happens after 1 week . Another round of negotiations. GOP are a bunch of evil cretins who don’t care about the hardship of the people.$400 offered cause they say they want people to go back to work. Where are the jobs? Businesses are closing down all over the place. Millions out of jobs, many of those jobs are never coming back. Everything Trump does is for show. He is a weak ignoramus and the worlds greatest liar.

  14. Doug Schaufele | August 10, 2020 at 1:03 PM | Reply

    Trump wants to get rid of the payroll tax as a precursor to defund Social Security and Medicare if he’s elected!

    • northerniltree | August 10, 2020 at 3:09 PM | Reply

      @Alex Hamilton Not so stupid. The social security insurance Ponzi scheme teeters on insolvency as it is. Look at the demographics. Pull a couple more bricks from it’s weak foundation, and “reform” will be in the works, including less in the way of monthly disbursements as well as increases in age eligibilities. LOL

    • Thomas O'Brien | August 10, 2020 at 3:10 PM | Reply

      Trump will figure a way for his cronies to steal it.

    • Linda and Warren FowlPatt | August 10, 2020 at 3:11 PM | Reply

      He’s already in court fighting to wipe out health care.

    • As an employer, (hotels, golf courses etc.), he reduces what he pays into employee’s accounts.

    • Constituent A | August 10, 2020 at 5:53 PM | Reply

      @Alex Hamilton The funding for those benefits is provided by payroll taxes, you ignoramus.

  15. All I can say is ppl who voted for trump get what they get it just sucks he’s dragging the rest of us sane ppl down with him please vote 2020BIDEN

  16. He’s treating the American people just like he did Ukraine if you do this I’ll do this or that

    • Alex Hamilton | August 10, 2020 at 2:30 PM | Reply

      faye Thomas
      so you are against Trump
      temporarily extending aid to the unemployed, suspend the collection of payroll taxes, stop evictions, and help with student loan payments
      until the Democrats and Republicans make a deal? So let us watch the Democrats take it to court 😀

    • Carlus Wilmot | August 10, 2020 at 2:35 PM | Reply

      @Alex Hamilton you can’t tell bamboozlement from actually helping Americans . Lol

    • Alex Hamilton | August 10, 2020 at 2:57 PM | Reply

      @Carlus Wilmot sure i can, I got experience the first 2 years Obama was in the White House and the Democrats controlled Congress. They bamboozled the voters plenty then and continued 6 more years

    • @Alex Hamilton 👄rethugs controlled the House and Senate two years after Obama ws elected, with mcconnell standing up and vowing that Obama would be a one-term POTUS!! They tried to block everything he did from that point!! Too bad he was good enough to be elected for a second term!!! trump won’t get that chance!!! We’ll see to it!!!

    • Alex Hamilton | August 10, 2020 at 3:28 PM | Reply

      @Carlus Wilmot sure I can. I just know who the real culprits are and what their motives are. Besides all of this “help to Americans” will have to be paid back one day.

  17. Trump is a 3 year old who is so proud to show everyone that he could write his own name

  18. Donald is only there for his own benefit along with his billionaire friends, we are the little people and they don’t care!

  19. VP Joe Biden has been very open about his speech issues and that as a child he stuttered. Biden is intelligent, competent, compassionate and has critical reasoning skills. Biden would have a national pandemic plan like the one him and former President Obama had along with a special team of scientists. Trump can’t even form complete and coherent sentences; “Yo Semites”, “Ne-vahhh-duh”, “Tan-ZAYN-ia”, “Two Corinthians”, “Premedication”, “Oar-ian”, “In-DUH-stry”, “Ch-eye-na.”.

  20. Hello Senate,pass a stimulus bill, several Americans need help.

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