The orders will also suspend some payroll taxes, impose a partial moratorium on evictions and extend the offering of some student loan relief that's set to expire in September, to the end of the year.
"We will take care of pretty much this entire situation", Trump declared at a press conference in Bedminster, NJ. "It wasnt their fault", Trump said Saturday.
According to Trump, the orders would provide an extra 400 US dollars per week in unemployment payments, less than the 600 USA dollars per week passed earlier in the crisis.
Along with the extra jobless benefit, Trump signed executive orders to stop evictions from rental housing backed by federal financing, extended zero percent interest rates on student loans until the end of the year, and cut payroll taxes.
Conservative author and Trump-pardoned felon Dinesh D'Souza has spent several days insisting that President Donald Trump was correct when he pronounced Thailand as "Thighland", but newly-resurfaced video of D'Souza appears to settle the question.
He said: "Congressional Democrats have stonewalled our efforts to extend this relief".
"Well, no, this is not a hardship, this is the money that they need", he said.
Republicans have argued that higher payments were a disincentive for unemployed Americans to try to return to work, though economists, including Federal Reserve officials, dispute that assertion.
Trump initially played down the disease's threat and has drawn criticism for inconsistent messages on public health steps such as social distancing and masks.
He spoke to reporters yesterday at his New Jersey golf club, in a room that featured a crowd of cheering supporters.
Democrats, Republicans and White House negotiators had worked all last week without coming close to a deal on a congressional relief bill. Under the CARES Act, I proudly signed expanded unemployment benefits into law.
Democrats had originally backed a $3.4 trillion aid package, saying they would come down to $2 trillion, but Republicans in congress offered $1 trillion.
A fourth measure - opposed by many Republicans as well as Democrats - orders a freeze in payroll taxes.
President Donald Trump signed multiple excecutive actions one day after coronavirus relief negotiations fell apart in Congress. It helps our country get back and anybody that would say anything different, I think, is very foolish. "Hopefully we can do something with them at a later date". That could take months.
"Once more, your foreign competitors moved their factories to prevent a level playing field and to avoid liability, Shifting production to Thighland and to Vietnam", Trump said in a speech to Whirlpool employees, then quickly corrected himself to add "Thailand and Vietnam".
Liberty University responds to NYT coronavirus claims
Lynchburg City Manager Bonnie Svrcek told The Daily Beast that Falwell wasn't "totally transparent" in reopening the school. But ask students now living on and around Liberty University, and they'll likely say the hype is much ado about nothing.