The Misadventures of Moscow Mitch: Washington Post: How Trump and McConnell are prolonging our economic nightmare

By PAUL WALDMAN

Do Republicans even want to help the American economy through this crisis?

It seems like a crazy question to ask, but given what’s happening right now, it’s a hard one to avoid. Even as they face an electoral catastrophe that might be mitigated by easing America’s economic pain, they seem more interested in getting a couple of small ideological victories than in actually doing what’s necessary to prop up the economy.

We can safely say that President Trump, due to a combination of ignorance and his own peculiar personality flaws, simply doesn’t understand what the country needs. But Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is no fool. So his actions may seem even less sensible.

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