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As congressional leaders haggled over a $2 trillion emergency economic relief bill on Tuesday, President Donald Trump mocked House Democrats for stuffing their own rescue proposal with priorities unrelated to the coronavirus crisis—especially one priority he famously hates.
“They had things in there that were terrible,” Trump complained during his virtual town hall on Fox News.
“Windmills all over the place, all sorts of credits for windmills!”
In fairness to the Democrats, their 1,400-page draft had nothing about windmills. But in fairness to Trump, windmills were among the few Democratic priorities that didn’t appear in the “Take Responsibility for Workers and Families Act” that the House floated Monday night. The proposal did include extra funding for workers and families, but also for Supplemental Dairy Margin Coverage, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts—even though the Kennedy Center is closed—and hundreds of other government programs and services unrelated to the emergency.
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