Joe St. George:I have a lot of viewers in Florida, Ohio, Wisconsin, Michigan, who are still struggling economically, sir. They spent all of that first stimulus check, are you going to get them a second stimulus check?
President Trump:Yeah, we are. We are. Look we had this—
Joe St. George:When? When are you going to get it?
President Trump:We had this going better than anybody’s ever seen before. We had the best job numbers, the best economics, the best economy we’ve ever had, and then we had the virus come in from China. Now we’re rebuilding it again. We will be doing another stimulus package. It’ll be very good, it’ll be very generous, and people
Joe St. George:When are you going to do it? When are you going to announce it?
President Trump:I think over the next, I think it’s going to be bi-partisan, I think it’s going to be over the couple of weeks, probably.
The conversation has been edited and condensed for clarity.
Perhaps No Stimulus Check in Next Package?
If you want to parse words very carefully, President Trump said the next stimulus package would be announced in a couple of weeks. He didn’t specifically say there would be a check in that package.
The question was specifically about a check and President Trump’s answer seemed to imply that one was coming. However, if you read carefully, nothing in President Trump’s reply indicates that there will be another stimulus payment made to Americans. He implied that there might be a check, a generous one announced in a couple of weeks, but never said so explicitly.
No matter what gets announced, we should all expect it to be the last act of stimulus. Senator McConnell has said that the next round of stimulus legislation will be the final one.
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