This is the best news I’ve heard since the Trumpian coronavirus shitshow started. (Question for lexicographers: Is shitshow one word, two words, or hyphenated? I’m really going to need to know this going forward. I plan to use it a lot, and for some reason my AP Stylebook isn’t giving me any guidance.)
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer secured an agreement in the $2 trillion federal coronavirus stimulus package that would bar businesses owned by President Donald Trump, his family, top US officials, and members of Congress from receiving money from the fund.
An aide to Schumer told Reuters that under the proviso, businesses owned by Vice President Mike Pence and heads of executive-branch departments would also be barred from receiving loans or investments under the Treasury Department programs.
Trump is going to lose his fucking mind over this. Just a few days ago, he wouldn’t rule out taking bailout money. Does anyone really think he wouldn’t have?