UPDATED 6:58 AM PT — Friday, May 15, 2020
The Trump administration is rejecting the $3 trillion ideological “wishlist” in the Democrat-proposed coronavirus relief package.
On Thursday, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said the Treasury Department has already injected more than $2 trillion to support the U.S. economy. She then stressed that President Trump is now working to lift Democrat-imposed lockdowns and restore economic activity across the U.S.
“As for plans for phase four, the president said he’s taking his time and being thoughtful about this…these are American taxpayer dollars,” said McEnany. “We’ve pumped trillions in already, so he’s taking his time to think about the most thoughtful way to go about a phase four.”
The Democrat-proposed bill demands billions of dollars to help the marijuana business, refinance state and local budgets as well as pay bonuses to medical personnel.
.@SpeakerPelosi's bill – an unserious proposal written to appease her base – is overflowing with spending unrelated to the coronavirus➡️
❌Bans sharing information about lower-cost health insurance choices such as association health plans or short-term limited duration plans
— Kayleigh McEnany (@PressSec) May 13, 2020
“He’s open to it, he’s mentioned the payroll tax as a good example of something that you’d like to see in there,” McEnany continued. “Not a condition, but certainly something you’d like to see.”
Republican Party officials have said the bill is “dead on arrival” in the Senate.