Trump Gets Shredded For Sticking His Name On Taxpayer-Funded Relief Checks

President Donald Trump speaks to reporters following a meeting of his coronavirus task force at the White House on April 06, 2020. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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April 15, 2020 11:18 a.m.
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In an unprecedented move, President Donald Trump successfully got his name stamped onto the COVID-19 relief checks that many Americans will soon be receiving.

Now he’s being slammed online for the blatant self-glorification and the possibility that the payments will be delayed as a result.

Several Democratic lawmakers and other critics pointed out the obvious: Trump putting his name on the taxpayer-funded checks is an attempt to take credit for the payments as he refuses to take responsibility for his administration’s failure to quickly respond to the coronavirus pandemic:

Lawrence Summers, a former treasury secretary under President Bill Clinton, swiped at Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin for pandering to Trump’s demand in the first place:

And given the disastrous consequences of the Trump administration’s delayed response to the coronavirus pandemic, some people proposed a better place to put Trump’s name:

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