President Trump says he's signing orders on unemployment, evictions


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  • Sunday, 09 Aug 2020

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at his golf resort in Bedminster, New Jersey, U.S., August 8, 2020. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

(Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump says that he is signing an executive order to provide an additional $400 a week in expanded benefits to unemployed Americans.

It was one of slew of measures he announced to reporters in Bedminster, New Jersey. Others include directives providing relief to student loan borrowers and protections against evictions.

Trump also promised that he would - if re-elected - make permanent cuts to payroll taxes.

(Reporting by Raphael Satter; editing by Jonathan Oatis)

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