August 10, 2020 at 12:25 AM EDT
Trump’s executive actions spark confusion among businesses, state officials; Democrats assail them as ‘unworkable’
President Trump’s new executive actions to disburse coronavirus relief without congressional approval sparked confusion and frustration on Sunday among businesses, Democrats and state officials, some of whom lamented the moves would not deliver the necessary relief to cash-strapped Americans.
Trump’s directives were aimed at offering new unemployment benefits, protecting renters from eviction and postponing the payment of a federal tax. But some economists and experts faulted these policies as incomplete or legally questionable — raising the prospect that the president’s attempt to boost the economy may have only a muted impact.
By Tony Romm, Erica Werner and Jeff Stein