The Democrats, and most notably Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer were holding the country hostage and not willing to truly negotiate unless they got everything that was on their little wish list, which isn't negotiating at all.
So President Trump stepped in and took action to protect the American people while they Congress fails to do its job. The President, as you know, signed some executive orders which extends the additional unemployment benefits at a slightly smaller amount, protects people from evictions, provides relief for student loan debt, and suspends payroll taxes.
While it doesn't solve all the problems it sure is a heck of a lot more than what the Democrats were doing. They're even trying to tie in the whole mail-in vote thing to this bill.
According to Fox News,
Instead of compromising on legislation that would immediately help Americans pummeled by the coronavirus, Pelosi and Schumer prioritized issues that had nothing to do with the well-being of the nation. They pressed instead to ban ID requirements and signature verification for voters – measures that, as the president noted, would encourage increased fraud in our elections, and that Republicans would never accept.
Mainly, Pelosi and Schumer stonewalled because they want to torpedo the U.S. economy. Democrats know that creating jobs is Trump’s signature achievement, and also the most important issue to voters. By blocking the next round of stimulus, they intentionally undermined the financial security of tens of millions of Americans.
They don’t care; their priority is beating President Trump. The American people be damned.
Well, guess what? Now that the President took action and the Democrats don't have such a strong hand anymore, they're supposedly willing to negotiate.
The President tweeted,
"So now Schumer and Pelosi want to meet to make a deal. Amazing how it all works, isn’t it. Where have they been for the last 4 weeks when they were “hardliners”, and only wanted BAILOUT MONEY for Democrat run states and cities that are failing badly? They know my phone number!"
So now Schumer and Pelosi want to meet to make a deal. Amazing how it all works, isn’t it. Where have they been for the last 4 weeks when they were “hardliners”, and only wanted BAILOUT MONEY for Democrat run states and cities that are failing badly? They know my phone number!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 10, 2020