Analysis: It doesn’t look like Trump’s executive actions on coronavirus relief will actually do much

President Donald J. Trump signs a Presidential memorandum for continued student loan payment relief during the COVID-19 pandemic Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, at a news conference in Bedminster, N.J. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

I was covering the Saturday night shift when President Donald Trump announced the four executive actions he was signing in order to provide coronavirus pandemic relief when Congress was deadlocked on a bill. But after editing several stories on the news, it became clear his actions would take much longer than it seemed, and probably wouldn’t have the impact people thought they might at first glance. I wrote this analysis piece making that point.

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