America is suffering. Trump is making it worse with every move.

This piece was originally published in the October 6, 2020 edition of CAP Action’s daily newsletter, the Progress Report. Subscribe to the Progress Report here.

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“He cares nothing about the suffering of families like mine.”

Kristin Urquiza, who lost her dad to COVID-19, reacting to Trump’s tweet last night in which he encouraged people not to let the disease “dominate” their lives.

The average family of four making $30,000 pays more in income taxes than a self-proclaimed “billionaire.”

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IN THE NEWS

  • Trump announced today that he is cutting off negotiations for another coronavirus stimulus bill. In a tweet this afternoon, he said he would be waiting until after the election to resume discussions on another round of support for the American people, ordering the Senate to focus exclusively on his rushed Supreme Court nominee instead. His logic doesn’t make sense, even if we’re assuming he’s operating with good intentions — should there be a party shift in either chamber this November, the makeup of Congress wouldn’t change until January anyway. The last stimulus package has already expired, and McConnell has been sitting on a House-passed proposal since May.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

  • Senior members of military leadership, including the Joint Chiefs of Staff, are quarantining after a top Coast Guard official tested positive for coronavirus. The Coast Guard official who tested positive was at a briefing last week with the Joint Chiefs, who met with Trump two Sundays ago. For context: The group’s meeting with Trump took place just one day after the Supreme Court nomination event in the Rose Garden, which is potentially the nexus of the COVID-19 outbreak at the White House.

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This piece was originally published in the October 6, 2020 edition of CAP Action’s daily newsletter, the Progress Report. Subscribe to the Progress Report here.

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