WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) — President Donald Trump started the weekend by pushing lawmakers in Congress to approve a coronavirus relief bill. What’s unclear about his request: Does the president still back the idea of stimulus checks?
The tweet tosses out two terms that have largely been contradictory during the negotiation process.
By saying he wants a “big” bill, one might presume that would include a second round of $1,200 direct payments. Prior to the election, the White House and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi agreed any approved package would include stimulus checks.
However, “targeted” is a term largely used by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to talk about much smaller stimulus bills. In the past, McConnell’s targeted bills have not included direct payments.