Trump holds briefing as White House, Democrats remain far apart on coronavirus relief
President Donald Trump holds a press briefing on Monday as the latest coronavirus relief bill remains stalled in Congress.
Lawmakers have struggled to find common ground on the bill, with the parties remaining at odds over enhanced jobless benefits, among other issues.
Over the weekend Trump signed four executive orders that extend unemployment benefits, provide a payroll tax holiday, defer student loan payments through 2020 and extend federal eviction protections. It’s unclear how or if those efforts will work.
Still, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin indicated on Monday that the White House would like to restart negotiations. Mnuchin reached out to Pelosi by phone on Wednesday but the conversation yielded no results.
Democrats and the Trump administration are …continued .
[Source: CNBC News]