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Trump taking executive action on economic stimulus ‘unconstitutional’: Rep. Phillips
Rep. Dean Phillips reacts to Trump executive actions
Minnesota Congressman Dean Phillips joins ‘America’s News HQ.’
President Trump's executive action pushing through coronavirus economic stimulus is appalling to both Democrats and Republicans, Rep. Dean Phillips, D-Minn., told Fox News’ "America’s News Headquarters."
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“It never should've gotten to this point,” he said. “I think I speak for most Americans, Democrats and Republicans, in that we're appalled. We should do better than this. The culture of Congress has got to be improved so that we have respectful members who listen to one another, trust one another and don't bring it to the point where the president even can do this. That said, I believe what he is trying to do is unconstitutional.”
The president signed four executive orders on Saturday which enacted a payroll tax deferral and extension to unemployment benefits.
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In these unprecedented times, Rep. Phillips said what’s most important is to put money in the pockets of Americans – something both political parties can agree on.