DNC on Trump’s Opposition to Extending Unemployment Insurance

DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement after reports that Donald Trump expressed opposition to extending the increase in unemployment insurance beyond July:

“Donald Trump just proved once again that he doesn’t care one bit about the well-being of the American people. Families are suffering; small businesses have shuttered; workers have lost their jobs, their savings, and even their lives. And yet, this president doesn’t think Americans deserve relief. Unemployment is now at 15% and rising. Democrats believe we need bold action to keep our economy from spiraling further out of control. We must extend unemployment insurance benefits into next year and ensure that working families have the support they need to recover from this unprecedented crisis. They deserve better than a president of such unconscionable cruelty. They deserve a leader with character and compassion, experience and empathy. They deserve Joe Biden.”