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    Predicting Unpredictable

    By on December 23, 2020 in See It Here

    Many in Washington DC, and everywhere else, are using the technical term “WTF?” right now after President Trump refused to sign the $900 billion relief package to help Americans deal with the coronavirus.


    He had tweeted about the preferred number for each citizen being $2,000 instead of $600 but did zero to make that happen. He has yet to learn a tweet isn’t enough, despite his fabulous approach to making a deal. His numbers man, Steve Mnuchin, fought to get approval from Republicans and Democrats for the package that  was agreed to over the weekend. This could mean a delay in the checks being sent.


    Back in the days of Trump campaigning, before-not after 2016, the great dealmaker said he wanted to be “unpredictable.” As noted earlier, he delivered on that promise. Now, this may be noise or this may be a framed ransom to make him look good or he may really be mentally challenged.


    He is also ticked about some amendments in the bill that have nothing to do with Covid-19, like payment for the arts, but it should also be noted that measure is in the omnibus spending bill to keep the government operating for the fiscal year ending in October. Of course, one can’t condemn the guy too much because he is battling to get the election results overturned, despite states, the electoral college and even Senate leader McConnell saying he lost.


    Some might think there’s something wrong with this picture. And he still has a few weeks for a dramatic TV show ending.

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