Trump Proposes Direct Payments to Americans as Part of Coronavirus Plan, Looking to get cash to Americans ‘immediately’
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President Donald Trump and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin promised direct payments to Americans, many of whom work in industries like travel and dining, which have all but shut down as citizens self-quarantine to slow the spread of the infectious virus. They also said it will include sweeping measures to bail out industries.
Mnuchin says Trump administration is looking to get cash to Americans ‘immediately’, We’re going big says Trump
“Americans need cash now,” Mnuchin said during a White House press briefing on the administration’s latest efforts to combat the disease. “I mean now in the next two weeks.”
Trump said his administration is “going big” on the stimulus package, that he wants a “big infusion” rather than an incremental approach. “We don’t want people losing their jobs or not having money to live when they were doing very well just four weeks ago,” he said.