Donald Trump Was Reportedly Talked Out Of Stimulus Checks As Much As $2,000 Per American

President Donald Trump walks out of the White House before departing July 19, 2019 in Washington, DC.

President Donald Trump wanted another round of stimulus checks as much as $ 2,000 per American but was stopped last-minute by White House aides on Thursday, The Washington Post reported.

The report cites two anonymous sources who claimed that Trump told allies on a Thursday phone call that he wanted the next coronavirus relief package to include checks worth at least $ 1,200 per American and as much as $ 2,000 per individual. The demand was significantly higher than the legislation Congress is currently working to approve, which includes checks that offer $ 600 per person. The negotiations come following months of stalled talks as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell failed to come to an agreement.

According to The Washington Post, officials warned Trump that his plan could destroy current negotiations on the forthcoming COVID-19 relief package, which is valued at approximately $ 900 billion. In particular, Republicans have pushed for legislation worth less than $ 1 trillion, and the president’s demand would increase its cost to over $ 1 trillion.

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