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President Donald Trump has expressed support for sending Americans another $1,200 stimulus check, telling aides he believes it would strengthen his chance of being reelected and boost the economy, The Washington Post reported on Tuesday, citing three sources familiar with the administration’s internal deliberations.
The Trump administration hasn’t adopted a clear stance on the measure, and rifts have emerged within the White House over the prospect of sending additional federal cash straight to Americans.
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, who earlier this month opened the door to more direct payments, has expressed support for the initiative, The Post reported.
But other administration officials, such as Larry Kudlow, the director of the National Economic Council, have expressed skepticism about cutting government checks en masse again, particularly to people who already received one.