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Trump’s Unemployment Action Has Been Tried Before — on TV

  • Fictional President Frank Underwood had his own jobless crisis
  • In real-life 2020, questions on the legality of Trump’s move
House Of Cards
House Of Cards

Source: Netflix

President Donald Trump isn’t the first to try tapping disaster funding to combat an unemployment crisis. President Frank Underwood attempted it on the Netflix series “House of Cards.”

Trump’s executive action signed on Saturday, to extend federal unemployment benefits using $44 billion of Federal Emergency Management Agency money, follows a strategy that the fictional Underwood, played by Kevin Spacey, used to combat joblessness.