Covid and government spending: How a lame-duck Trump could blow up Washington on his way out the door

Covid and government spending: How a lame-duck Trump could blow up Washington on his way out the door

Eric Shawn on Trump:”he can’t process the fact that someone who he thinks is so inferior to him won the election”

Analysis: The president has lost most of his leverage on the key policy matters facing Congress in the lame duck session, but he could still make life difficult for everyone on his way out the door

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here has never been much precedent for how Donald Trump has governed in the White House over the last four years, so it makes sense that even the keenest Washington observers haven’t a clue how the outgoing president will behave in his final two months in office.

The stakes are high: Mr Trump and the 116th Congress are facing deadlines to fund the US military, avoid a government shutdown, and infuse the US economy with another round of crucial pandemic relief.

All that while the coronavirus pandemic rages as unrelentingly as ever and the country remains fiercely divided along partisan lines.

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