WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) — The first piece of business President Donald Trump tweeted about following his hospitalization for coronavirus was stimulus relief for Americans. The message from Trump underscores the political importance of reaching a bipartisan deal and delivering a new round of direct payments to most Americans.
“Our great USA wants and needs stimulus,” tweeted Trump. “Work together and get it done.”
That’s exactly what House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin have tried to do over the last week. The pair had regular meetings that lasted more than an hour, in some cases.
On Sunday morning, Pelosi told CBS’ Face the Nation that she and Mnuchin are “making progress.”
The good news: Negotiators are closer to a deal than they’ve been on months.
The bad news: They’re still a long way off.
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