President Trump explains, in his own words:
As President of the United States it is my responsibility to protect the people of our country from the economic devastation and hardship that was caused by the China Virus.
I understand that many small businesses have been forced to close as a result of harsh actions by Democrat-run states. Many people are back to work, but my job is not done until everyone is back to work.
Fortunately, as a result of my work with Congress in passing the CARES Act earlier this year, we avoided another Great Depression. Under my leadership, Project Warp Speed has been a tremendous success, my Administration and I developed a vaccine many years ahead of wildest expectations, and we are distributing these vaccines, and others soon coming, to millions of people.
As President, I have told Congress that I want far less wasteful spending and more money going to the American people in the form of $2,000 checks per adult and $600 per child.
As President I am demanding many rescissions under the Impoundment Control Act of 1974. The Act provides that, “whenever the President determines that all or part of any budget authority will not be required to carry out the full objectives or scope of programs for which it is provided, or that such budget authority should be rescinded for fiscal policy or other reasons (including termination of authorized projects or activities for which budget authority has been provided), the President shall transmit to both Houses of Congress a special message” describing the amount to be reserved, the relevant accounts, the reasons for the rescission, and the economic effects of the rescission. 2 U.S.C. § 683.
I will sign the Omnibus and Covid package with a strong message that makes clear to Congress that wasteful items need to be removed. I will send back to Congress a redlined version, item by item, accompanied by the formal rescission request to Congress insisting that those funds be removed from the bill.
I am signing this bill to restore unemployment benefits, stop evictions, provide rental assistance, add money for PPP, return our airline workers back to work, add substantially more money for vaccine distribution, and much more.
On Monday the House will vote to increase payments to individuals from $600 to $2,000. Therefore, a family of four would receive $5,200. Additionally, Congress has promised that Section 230, which so unfairly benefits Big Tech at the expense of the American people, will be reviewed and either be terminated or substantially reformed.
Likewise, the House and Senate have agreed to focus strongly on the very substantial voter fraud which took place in the November 3 Presidential election.
The Senate will start the process for a vote that increases checks to $2,000, repeals Section 230, and starts an investigation into voter fraud.
Big Tech must not get protections of Section 230!
Voter Fraud must be fixed!
Much more money is coming. I will never give up my fight for the American people!
It’s fair to observe that the President will still have to follow through on the recissions, but it looks as if the Impoundment Control Act will permit him to essentially line-item veto the various provisions that the American people found so offensive. In other words, the jury is still out.
And notice that this is not a move that makes sense for a President who does not expect to be in office after January 20, 2021. Regardless, as always, wait 48 hours before you attempt to judge his actions. And remember, Congress already had the votes to override a presidential veto. Perhaps the recissions will prove to be meaningless, but we already know that the veto would have been nothing but a symbolic gesture.
Mike Cernovich disagrees:
Tonight was the end of any remaining hopes – delusional or otherwise – that Trump would remain in office for a second term.
He capitulated totally, a pathetic act of weakness leaving a stain on his presidency.
Entered a lion, left a lamb. Mitch’s and Pelosi’s favorite mutton.
I’ve always had more confidence in the God-Emperor than Cerno. We shall see who is more correct in the coming four weeks.