America on the brink of chaos as reckless president burns down the house on his way out Updated for 2021

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Updated: March 5, 2021

America seems headed toward chaos, as a reckless president appears bent on burning down the house on his way out, following an election he lost by 7 million votes more than a month ago.

With only three weeks left before Joseph R. Biden Jr. becomes the 46th president of the United States, the current leader Donald J. Trump is raising hell, spreading chaos after chaos.

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On Saturday, December 26, unemployment benefits expired for millions of Americans, and at the end of this week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s eviction moratorium is expected to expire if a stimulus bill President Trump refuses to sign does not become law. The clock is ticking as landlords and renters wait to see what Trump and Congress would do.

A government shutdown is also looming on Tuesday, as President Trump also refuses to sign a normal government spending bill of $1.4 trillion which was passed along a $900 billion stimulus bill.

President Trump, who has been whining over an election he lost by 7 million popular votes, and 306 electoral college votes, has almost stopped leading. He was seen golfing in Palm Beach in Florida after he left Washington D.C. for his last holidays with First Lady Melania as President.

President-elect Biden issued a rare statement on Saturday, urging Trump to sign the bill.

“This abdication of responsibility has devastating consequences,” Biden wrote, adding that millions of Americans would be affected by Trump’s refusal to do his job.

“Today, about 10 million Americans will lose unemployment insurance benefits. In just a few days, government funding will expire, putting vital services and paychecks for military personnel at risk. In less than a week, a moratorium on evictions expires, putting millions at risk of being forced from their homes over the holidays. Delay means more small businesses won’t survive this dark winter because they lack access to the lifeline they need, and Americans face further delays in getting the direct payments they deserve as quickly as possible to help deal with the economic devastation caused by COVID-19,” Biden wrote.

“And while there is hope with the vaccines, we need funding to be able to distribute and administer them to millions of Americans, including frontline health care workers,” he added.

Republican senator Pat Toomey from Pennsylvania also urged Trump to sign COVID-19 relief bill, warning on Fox News on Sunday that the president may be remembered “for chaos and erratic behaviors.”

Toomey also urged Trump to accept the results of the presidential election and move on, saying he has exhausted all the means he had for a different outcome.

Trump has continued to claim without evidence that the election was stolen from him. He has also raised millions of dollars from those claims he has been unable to prove in various courts.

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Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba covers the White House, the U.S. government, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other financial and international institutions for Today News Africa in Washington D.C. Simon can be reached on simonateba@todaynewsafrica.com

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