Opinion | At the White House, Capitol and Supreme Court, Trump goes on a spree of sabotage

November 30, 2020 ☼ trumpsabotage

Source: The Washington Post - Link

And the boss, at this moment, has set his sights on one thing: sabotage.

He’s trying to sow doubts about the integrity of the election he lost by 6.3 million votes. On Sunday, Trump’s madness extended to suggesting his own FBI and Justice Department may have conspired to commit election fraud against him.

Trump’s treasury secretary, Steve Mnuchin, is shutting down emergency Federal Reserve lending programs that the Fed says “serve their important role as a backstop for our still-strained and vulnerable economy.”

In the Senate, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, after busting up a covid-relief deal between the White House and Democrats, is now entering his seventh month of blocking pandemic relief, exposing millions to potential hunger and eviction.

The absence of covid relief could in turn lead to a government shutdown in December — another potential shock to the economy — as Trump threatens to shoot down the annual defense bill for the first time in 60 years so that military bases will continue to honor Confederate generals.

And Trump just moved to strip job protections from hundreds of White House budget analysts and other experts, The Post’s Lisa Rein reports, part of an effort to make it easier to fire tens of thousands of civil servants.

The hits don’t stop coming. Trump is a lunatic.