The Hill reports:
President Trump blamed Democrats on Monday for any delays Americans see in receiving additional unemployment funds provided under coronavirus relief legislation. Trump said Democrats “insisted” that states issue the checks, adding that he knew delays would occur.
“I wanted the money to be paid directly, they insisted it be paid by states for distribution,” he added. “I told them this would happen, especially with many states which have old computers.”
Reports of crashing systems and busy phone lines have surfaced across the country as states struggle with unprecedented unemployment levels. The Department of Labor had to issue guidelines and regulations to states in order to get the program up and running.
As you surely know, there is no federal unemployment system. Trump, as always, is relying on the stupidity of his followers.
Blame the Democrats for any “lateness” in your Enhanced Unemployment Insurance. I wanted the money to be paid directly, they insisted it be paid by states for distribution. I told them this would happen, especially with many states which have old computers.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 27, 2020
Said the guy who delayed our stimulus checks because he wanted his signature on them.
— Nick Jack Pappas (@Pappiness) April 27, 2020
Unbelievable. You actually held up the stimulus checks so that your crappy signature could be on it.
You’re always bragging “I alone can fix it” and you have “total authority.”
WE BLAME YOU.
— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) April 27, 2020
— Ken Empie (@KenEmpie) April 27, 2020