Trump also commented that he would like payments to be more than $1,200, although he did not give an amount. Trump also vocalized that he wants a more smooth distribution process that is not plagued by some of the glitches that accompanied the first round of payments.
Trump explains, “I want the money getting to people to be larger so they can spend it. I want the money to get there quickly and in a non-complicated fashion,”
In May, the Democratic party okayed a $3 trillion coronavirus relief bill for both local and state governments. They also pushed through a second round of stimulus checks of $1,200 payments to Americans to help them weather the difficulty of the coronavirus.
Republican leaders want to see how states do reopening their economies before deciding if another round of economic assistance is necessary. However, many states are experiencing spikes in COVID-19 case numbers that have affected reopening plans.
Trump and top Republicans like Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., insisted that the next measure against coronavirus should protect businesses that want to reopen from lawsuits based on liability, while Democrats strongly disagree. Trump also desires a payroll tax cut, which Democrats and a few Republican leaders also do not support.
When President Trump was questioned about the fourth round of assistance, he said that “Phase Four is going to happen. But it’s going to happen in a much better way for the American people.”