The Trump administration on Tuesday said they are “looking at sending checks to Americans immediately” – possibly within the next two weeks to help workers cope with the economic effects of the coronavirus.
“We’re looking at sending checks to Americans immediately,” Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin told reporters at the White House briefing room alongside President Trump. “What we heard from hardworking Americans, many companies are now shut down whether bars or restaurants, Americans need cash now and the president wants to get them cash now. I mean now in the next two weeks.
“You can think of this as something like business interruption payments for the American workers. We want to make sure Americans get money in their pockets quickly,” he said, adding that more details would be revealed later today.