Former Vice President and 2020 Democratic Presidential Nominee Joe Biden condemned Donald Trump’s four Executive Orders yesterday in a statement issued by the campaign.

Saying Trump has been “unable to deliver for the American people in a time of crisis” and instead “offered a series of half-baked measures” and “cynical ploys designed to deflect responsibility,” Mr. Biden said these Executive Orders if fully enacted would:

  • “…Put Social Security at grave risk at a time when seniors are suffering the overwhelming impact of a pandemic he has failed to get under control…Donald Trump said today that if he is re-elected, he will defund Social Security.”
  • Take funds needed from disaster relief to pay reduced enhanced unemployment benefits for people that would last for just “a few weeks.”
  • Institute “a third order, on evictions, (which) is woefully inadequate to deal with the emerging housing crisis.”
  • Provide “a band-aid approach to student debt that leaves out seven million borrowers who obtained their federal loans from private lenders or their college rather than the Department.”

Stating earlier that Trump’s actions are not “real solutions,” or indicative of “the art of the deal” or “Presidential leadership,” Biden stressed that Trump should start acting like the great dealmaker he professes to be and negotiate legislation with Congressional Leaders that will benefit the American People.

Biden finished his statement, relaying:

“A real leader would go back to Washington, call together the leaders of the House and Senate, and negotiate a deal that delivers real relief to Americans who are struggling in this pandemic. We need a president who understands their struggle and believes in their courage to overcome.”

If Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell can not act like real leaders to help the American People, voters will put in a new President and Senate Majority Leader this January that will.

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