Controversy continues in Washington as U.S. President Donald Trump bypasses lawmakers in an attempt to provide economic relief.
Meanwhile, the country has now reported more than five million cases of COVID-19.
The political opponents are literally trillions apart.
So when talks broke down between the White House and Democratic lawmakers, President Trump made good on his threat to take unilateral executive action.
There remains a debate over whether he has the constitutional authority – but, for the moment, with Americans in need of economic relief — the question is whether negotiators will return to the table and find common ground.
For more, we turn to CGTN’s Nathan King at the White House.
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