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Buck Trump: Congress must ignore the unhinged president and legislate on its own

Buck Trump: Congress must ignore the unhinged president and legislate on its own
A basically broken Congress barely put the bipartisan pieces together and managed to agree to two big bills as the session closed. One cobbled together billions in necessary relief for a country seizing up as the COVID pandemic sends hundreds of thousands to the hospital and thousands to the grave. The other funded the military.

One cobbled together billions in necessary relief for a country seizing up as the COVID pandemic sends hundreds of thousands to the hospital and thousands to the grave.Most Read As for COVID relief, Trump disengaged as usual while his treasury secretary negotiated $600 direct payments to most Americans and a host of other measures.Donald Trump, who calls himself president, then upended one compromise and nearly blew up the other before backing down.After the hard and messy work was done, as a drop-dead government shutdown deadline approached, Trump pitched a fit about various provisions.

Sunday night, after a cryptic tweet about “good news” and “information to follow,” news trickled out that Trump signed the bill after all.Trump, mocking his claims to revere the armed forces, vetoed the bill that keeps the lights on at the Pentagon and pays sailors, soldiers, airmen and Marines because, don’t laugh, legislators failed to include within the bill a missile aimed at social media companies he hates.

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