Let them eat cake: Even a token sign of empathy too much for GOP

As unemployment benefits for millions of Americans were set to expire on Dec. 26, President Donald Trump was vacationing at Mar-a-Lago - a “let them eat cake” moment . . . if they can afford it.

Trump was AWOL during far more than negotiations on a relief bill. Except when grandstanding about fake coronavirus cures and a fake pandemic, he has been completely disconnected from the reality facing tens of millions of unemployed Americans and the tens of thousands of business owners who may not return when this pandemic is eventually over.

Unfortunately, he’s not alone. Republicans in Congress have been equally ambivalent to the suffering of the jobless and those still trying to scratch out a living in many parts of the country.

 

 

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