President Trump said on Sunday his plan to order a payroll tax cut through an executive order could be permanent and would “not affect” Social Security benefits.
Speaking to reporters before boarding Marine One, Trump said his extensive proposal to boost the economy through cuts amid the coronavirus crisis would not affect the federal program for long. long.
“This will not affect Social Security,” Trump said, adding that the program will be supplemented by the Joint Fund. “We protect Social Security.”
Trump – who said last week he could order a payroll tax cut to raise wages for workers after a massive wage cut – added that the cuts “could be permanent”;, but did not make clear .
When asked about the US Postal Service cuts – as the country prepares for a presidential election may depend heavily on mail voting – Trump said that the new postmaster general is simply want to improve it.
“[The Post office] Trump lost a great deal of money. He added that the postmaster general, Louis DeJoy, was a good person who “wanted to make it successful.”
DeJoy, a North Carolina businessman who contributed millions of dollars to Trump’s campaign, eliminated overtime for thousands of workers and made other budget cuts after he got up. took power in June.
On Sunday, Trump also said he had “a very important call this morning with Lebanon” to discuss providing a “substantial” assistant to the country, after its capital Beirut suffered a terrible explosion on Tuesday.
“A lot of things have been solved … lots of countries will help,” he said.