March 18, 2020 | Reading Time: < 1 minute

To trust or not to trust Trump

The Connecticut Labor Department saw unemployment benefit claims jump 900 percent over four days, from a norm of 3,000 or so filings in a typical week ending Friday to nearly 30,000 on Tuesday. I asked yesterday what the economic indicators were to justify the president’s $1 trillion stimulus package. Well, there they are. But I can’t bring myself to…

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The Connecticut Labor Department saw unemployment benefit claims jump 900 percent over four days, from a norm of 3,000 or so filings in a typical week ending Friday to nearly 30,000 on Tuesday. I asked yesterday what the economic indicators were to justify the president’s $1 trillion stimulus package. Well, there they are.

But I can’t bring myself to trust Donald Trump. Just when you think he’s doing the right thing for America, he’ll do something reminding you to never ever do that.

Some $50 billion of the stimulus bill would be for the airlines. (Boeing put its hand out for $60 billion.) That’s on top of tens of billions for “unspecified stabilization measures” to prop up other sectors, “which could include hotels,” according to the Post.

I don’t need to remind you Donald Trump is in the travel and hospitality business.

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