Trump supports new round of direct coronavirus payments

Marco Green
July 2, 2020

"I do, I support it, but it has to be done properly", Mr Trump said when asked by Fox Business Network if he supported a second round of stimulus payments.

Trump also said he wants payments larger than the $1,200 the government sent to most individuals earlier this year.

'I want the money getting to people to be larger so they can spend it, ' he continued.

Trump added that any legislation needs to include incentives for Americans to go back to work - setting him up for a clash with Democrats in Congress over unemployment benefits. "I want the money to get there quickly and in a noncomplicated fashion".

Trump said in the interview that the last bill-and the HEROES Act-creates a "disincentive to work".

Democrats have been pushing for another round of $1,200 payments.

The $600 monthly federal unemployment benefit runs out at the end of July and lawmakers are deciding whether to extend it. Republicans have argued against doing so, saying it created a situation where some people made more money collecting unemployment than they would if they had returned to work.

"We're getting together, we're going to meet tonight".

"You'd make more money if you don't go to work", he said of the measure, "that's not what [this] country is all about".

Republicans on Capitol Hill, including Ben Sasse of Nebraska, Rick Scott of Florida, and Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott of SC have warned that the current system hurts businesses by paying workers more to stay home. And people didn't want that, ' he asserted.

"Although both parties broadly agree that additional aid is needed to help workers and businesses still hurting from the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression, they're divided on specific policy measures that should be included", FOX Business writes. 'They wanted to go to work.

Donald Trump has said the U.S. will launch a second round of the giant stimulus measures used to prop up the world's largest economy as it swoons from the effects of the virus.

President Donald Trump, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, and top Republicans in Washington, D.C., have all signaled at one time or another that they are open to the idea of another stimulus check now that most everyone who is eligible has received the first one.

On Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said that a potential stimulus bill will be approved later in July.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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