Trump says he'd sign off on specific coronavirus relief measures after halting talks

Trump says he'd sign off on specific coronavirus relief measures after halting talks

October 7, 2020

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President Trump on Tuesday said he would sign off on specific coronavirus relief measures aimed at helping the airlines and small businesses.

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"The House & Senate should IMMEDIATELY Approve 25 Billion Dollars for Airline Payroll Support, & 135 Billion Dollars for Paycheck Protection Program for Small Business. Both of these will be fully paid for with unused funds from the Cares Act. Have this money. I will sign now!" Trump wrote on Twitter.

The decision comes just hours after Trump said he was cutting off talks with Democrats over a new economic aid package until after the Nov. 3 election.

In this image released by the White House, President Donald Trump works in the Presidential Suite at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md. Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020, after testing positive for COVID-19. (Joyce N. Boghosian/The Wh

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Stocks appeared to sink after he scrapped stimulus talks while blasting House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's $2.4 trillion ask — well above the $1.6 trillion Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin was pushing for.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell nearly 400 points or 1.3%, while the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite dropped 1.4% and 1.5%, respectively.

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His comments also came after Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell had reiterated the need for more stimulus while warning of major risks to the economy without it.

"The recovery will be stronger and move faster if monetary policy and fiscal policy continue to work side by side to provide support to the economy until it is clearly out of the woods," he said during remarks before the National Association of Business Economists.

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Trump later tweeted that he would sign a 'stand-alone' bill for stimulus checks.

"If I am sent a Stand Alone Bill for Stimulus Checks ($1,200), they will go out to our great people IMMEDIATELY. I am ready to sign right now. Are you listening Nancy?" he wrote.

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Fox Business's Chris Ciaccia contributed to this report

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