Eh, no biggie, right? It’s not as if there’s an ongoing emergency or anything. Congress can now focus on its higher priorities, like renaming post offices or going on vacation, while the White House can obsess over mail-in vote fraud. Everybody wins.
At least the media’s focused on the crisis, right? Er, not so much, as this report from the Washington Post demonstrates by helpfully suggesting that “China” is a race:
A new attempt to restart economic relief negotiations between the White House and Democrats ended just minutes after it began on Wednesday, with President Trump appearing to cast doubt on the whole process by announcing a deal is “not going to happen.”
Just a few days earlier, he had suggested the he was open to a new round of talks.
In declaring the whole process over, Trump used a news conference to criticize Democrats’ proposals for funding election preparations and the Postal Service as part of a broader spending measure. Those were among multiple issues that divided the parties during two weeks of negotiations that initially collapsed Friday before a failed attempt to revive them Wednesday.
“The bill’s not going to happen because they don’t even want to talk about it, because we can’t give them the kind of ridiculous things that they want that have nothing to do with the China virus,” Trump said at the White House during an evening news briefing, using a term criticized as racially insensitive.