President Trump on Wednesday suggested that the next round of coronavirus stimulus checks currently being negotiated in Congress could exceed the $1,200 Americans received a month after the outbreak began.
During an interview with an ABC affiliate in Texas, the president said the amount of direct cash payments made to U.S. families may go "higher" than the previous check.
"It may go higher than that actually. I'd like to see it be very high because I love the people. I want the people to get it, you know. The economy is going to come back. We just had tremendous job numbers, as you know; it was just announced. We had great retail sales numbers, so this is all coming back," Trump told host Katie Orth. "We had the greatest economy we've ever had and we had to close it up because, you know, we had to do it. We saved millions of lives by doing that, but now we're bringing it back and now it's going to come back. We gotta [sic] take care of the people in the meantime."
Trump did not reveal how much money he expects for the second round of the coronavirus relief program.