• Trump calls on Republicans to 'go for the much higher numbers' on stimulus checks, opening the door to backing bigger direct payments

    8 days ago - By Business Insider

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    President Donald Trump urged Republicans on Wednesday to send stimulus checks larger than $1,200 to shore up the coronavirus-ravaged economy.
    "Go for the much higher numbers, Republicans, it all comes back to the USA anyway ," he said.
    A second round of direct payments is among the few areas of agreement between Republicans, Democrats, and Trump.
    But that measure was omitted in the latest slimmed-down coronavirus relief proposal from the GOP, which Democrats blocked.
    Negotiations between Democrats and Republicans on another stimulus package have been...
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