Ilhan Omar Praises Trump’s ‘Incredible,’ ‘Unprecedented Leadership’ In Fighting Coronavirus

Far-left Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), who often displays open hostility toward the Trump administration, praised President Donald Trump on Wednesday for his leadership in dealing with the coronavirus, which came from China.


Omar’s remarks came in response to a tweet from Intercept reporter Lee Fang, who wrote on Twitter, “Trump suspending mortgage foreclosures, demanding cash payments to Americans, now invoking the Defense Production Act to force private firms to produce needed supplies is incredible. Kind of a shell shock for anyone who reported on any economic policies in the Obama years.”
Omar responded, “Politics aside, this is incredible and the right response in this critical time.”

“@AyannaPressley always says, unprecedented times require unprecedented leadership and we are seeing that in our country right now. I have faith that we will survive this as a nation and build together,” Omar continued. “Finally, we should never let politics get in the way of good policy. This is a great start and hope others will be part of a united front to push for good policies that will help us work through the economic anxiety the country is feeling right now.”

.@AyannaPressley always says, unprecedented times require unprecedented leadership and we are seeing that in our country right now. I have faith that we will survive this as a nation and build together.
Finally, we should never let politics get in the way of good policy. This is a great start and hope others will be part of a united front to push for good policies that will help us work through the economic anxiety the country is feeling right now.

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All of the things that Fang stated in his tweet were correct.

The Federal Housing Finance Agency announced on Tuesday that it was enacting foreclosure protections that would cover the vast majority of Americans for the next two months.
“To help borrowers who are at risk of losing their home, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has directed Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) to suspend foreclosures and evictions for at least 60 days due to the coronavirus national emergency. The foreclosure and eviction suspension applies to homeowners with an Enterprise-backed single-family mortgage,” FHFA said in a statement. “Earlier this month, FHFA announced that the Enterprises would provide payment forbearance to borrowers impacted by the coronavirus. Forbearance allows for a mortgage payment to be suspended for up to 12 months due to hardship caused by the coronavirus.”
Director Mark Calabria said, “This foreclosure and eviction suspension allows homeowners with an Enterprise-backed mortgage to stay in their homes during this national emergency.”
“As a reminder, borrowers affected by the coronavirus who are having difficulty paying their mortgage should reach out to their mortgage servicers as soon as possible,” Calabria continued. “The Enterprises are working with mortgage servicers to ensure that borrowers facing hardship because of the coronavirus can get assistance.”
Trump signed a bill into law yesterday that provides “sick leave, unemployment benefits, free coronavirus testing, and food and medical aid to people affected by the pandemic” that originated in China, The New York Times reported. “Lawmakers and the White House are already drafting another economic stabilization package that would send direct payments to taxpayers and provide loans to businesses.”
Earlier in the day, Trump invoked the Defense Production Act of 1950 to ramp up the private sector’s ability to manufacture and distribute emergency medical supplies as the coronavirus continues to rapidly spread throughout the U.S.
Fox News highlighted the three main sections of of the Defense Production Act:
  • Companies are required to accept and prioritize contracts from the government and to prioritize “materials, services, and facilities to promote the national defense or to maximize domestic energy supplies.” While this provision has historically been used to ramp up military production, in the midst of the COVID19 pandemic the act will be used for medical supplies.
  • The second provision in the act provides financial measures, such as loans, loan guarantees, purchases, and purchase commitments, to speed up the production of materials “needed to support national defense and homeland security procurement requirements.”
  • The act also addresses voluntary agreements – or what the government says is “an association of private interests, approved by the Government to plan and coordinate actions in support of the national defense.” The proviso permits business competitors to work together to plan and coordinate measures to increase the supply of materials.
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