Second stimulus checks: Trump pushes Congress to approve relief | myfox8.com

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?

“Congress must now do a Covid Relief Bill,” Trump tweeted. “Needs Democrats support. Make it big and focused. Get it done!”

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.

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