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President Donald Trump bypassed Congress by signing four executive orders at his golf club in New Jersey on Saturday.

One of the executive orders extends unemployment benefits to $400 per week instead of the $600 unemployed Americans received in addition to state unemployment benefits.

The $400 per week benefits are retroactive to the week of August 1.

When a reporter asked if $400 would be a "hardship" for people who were getting $600 plus state benefits, Trump said, "Well, no, this is not a hardship, this is the money that they need."

He added: "This is the money they want. And this gives them a great incentive to go back to work so this is much more than what was originally agreed. The 600 was a number that was there and as you know, there was, there was difficulty with the 600 number because it really was a disincentive."

A second executive order creates a payroll tax holiday for Americans earning less than $100,000 annually. And a third executive order freezes evictions and foreclosures for some renters and mortgage holders until the end of the year, beginning September 1.

A fourth executive order waives penalties and interests for federally held student loans through the end of the year.

In announcing his executive orders, Trump took aim at Congressional Democrats, accusing them of "holding aid hostage" because they want "bailout money for states that have been badly managed for many years".

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Before visiting the CDC in Atlanta on Friday, President Trump toured the devastation and destruction caused by a tornado in Tennessee. A loyal reader emailed Sandrarose.com to say Trump toured a neighborhood in Cookeville, Tennessee where 24 people died and many lost their homes.

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Trump offered comfort and condolences to families who lost everything. "We love them, they're special people," he said. The president declared a state of emergency and promised disaster aid to help the residents rebuild their shattered neighborhood. Read the email below.

Hello,
First, I would like to say that I am a loyal reader. Second, after reading the Trump post I had to come in and say the President was also in Tennessee yesterday declaring it a state of emergency. We had tornadoes that landed in parts of Nashville and surrounding areas and killed people. Thousands of people are without homes and electricity days after the storm. I don't specifically know the schedule for the president and the recent virus is completely serious but I'm sure he was assessing the grounds in Tennessee yesterday.

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The reality TV star and her half sisters Khloe Kardashian, Kendall Jenner, Kylie Jenner and Kourtney Kardashian, and their mom Kris Jenner, donated $500,000 directly to The American Red Cross and The Salvation Army.

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Hordes of celebrities have stepped up on social media to pledge their support for the hurricane relief efforts, including Beyonce Knowles and rapper Tip "T.I." Harris, who pledged $25,000.

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