Pelosi says Trump executive orders on coronavirus relief are 'unconstitutional slop'

The Speaker of the House denounced Trump's relief measures as "illusions"

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Updated: August 9, 2020 - 5:56pm

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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi on Sunday slammed President Trump’s executive orders giving economic relief on coronavirus.

“What the president did is unconstitutional slop,” Pelosi said Aug. 9 on Fox News Sunday, denouncing the orders as “illusions.”

Pelosi (D-Calif) fired back at host Chris Wallace when he reminded her that Trump signed the orders when Congress failed to pass a relief package.

“We have to reach an agreement,” Pelosi said. “Children are food insecure. Families are at the risk of being evicted. The virus is moving like a freight train.” Taking a swipe at Trump, she continued:  “The kindest thing I could say is he doesn’t know what he’s talking about or something’s wrong there — something’s very, very wrong.”

Pelosi leveled her charges after Trump bypassed the stalemated Congress, and directly signed four relief measures in the form of executive actions.

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