Even when Donald Trump does the right thing, he does it in the worst way possible.
So it goes with COVID-19 economic relief. Trump on Sunday night signed a $900 billion law that will extend unemployment benefits, help struggling small businesses, and send $600 checks to most Americans to help them get through the hard fiscal times brought on by the pandemic. That’s the good news.
But the signing came only after a long holiday weekend in which Trump let COVID-era unemployment benefits expire and pushed the government to the edge of a shutdown at midnight tonight — ostensibly because he believed Americans should get even bigger checks from the government.