Weekend News Bytes — March 30, 2020

Weekend News Bytes — March 30, 2020

(AmericanProsperity.com) – As if things can’t get any more outlandish in Washington, DC, on Sunday morning, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) accused President Trump of fiddling while people are dying. Trump said the COVID-19 death rate will likely peak in two weeks and expanded social distancing guidelines until April 30. Finally, what many Americans want to know is when will they get some financial relief in the way of a promised stimulus check?

Pelosi Accuses Trump of Fiddling While People Die

Appearing on CNN’s State of the Union, Pelosi accused Trump of being responsible for the deaths of Americans who succumbed to COVID-19. She stated, while the president “fiddles, people are dying.” The show’s host, Jake Tapper, asked her if she believed that people lost their lives because Trump initially downplayed the outbreak. Pelosi responded, “Yes, I am. I’m saying that.”

Coming to the president’s defense, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said on Fox News that Pelosi’s comments were the most shameful and disgusting comments in modern American history. While Pelosi is making outrageous comments, Graham says the pandemic is bringing out the best in people across the country. He’s adamant that comments like Pelosi’s “need to stop.”

Pelosi should be careful not to throw stones through glass windows. Graham reminded viewers that she held up the stimulus relief package in Congress for days. Pelosi wanted a partisan, liberal wish list of non-related relief items in the bill instead of prioritizing the needs of the American people. That included parts of the Green New Deal, diversity issues, increased union bargaining power, voting issues, protections for illegal immigrants, and much more.

Trump Extends Social Distancing and Says Peak Death Rate is Coming

On Sunday night in the Rose Garden, President Trump said the death rate in the COVID-19 pandemic is likely to peak in two weeks. Earlier in the day, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Dr. Anthony Fauci, said it was possible that 100,000 to 200,000 people in the US could die from COVID-19. Trump announced the extension of social distancing guidelines through April 30 saying it was a “wise and prudent decision” and that the government is trying not to let people die.

Regarding a statement last week by Trump that he would like to open the economy by Easter, he said it was an “aspiration.” Trump also said he expects the nation will be on the way to recovery by June 1. He’s confident that a lot of great things would be happening by then.

Treasury Secretary Announces Check Disbursement Expectations

What everyone really wants to know is when will we be getting money from the federal government as part of the $2 trillion stimulus relief package passed last week? Individuals who make less than $75,000 can receive up to $1,200. In addition, married couples who made less than a combined $150,000 can expect up to $2,400, plus $500 per dependent child, as long as they meet the criteria.

On Sunday morning, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said qualifying Americans can expect money directly deposited into their bank accounts within three weeks. For those who don’t have a direct deposit set up with the government, there’s a website in progress that’ll allow people to upload their direct deposit information. This way, people can get the money immediately instead of having to wait for a check in the mail.

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