Trump agrees to $1.8 trillion coronavirus relief package, just two days after abruptly calling off negotiations

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President Donald Trump has agreed to a $1.8 trillion revised coronavirus relief package, and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is expected to discuss the proposal with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Friday.

White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said President Trump has approved a new coronavirus relief package, just two days after abruptly calling off negotiations.

The new package will include another round of aid for American workers and businesses still reeling from the pandemic, Kudlow said.

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“He would like to do a deal,” Kudlow said during an interview with FOX Business’ Stuart Varney.

Pelosi had rejected piecemeal proposals by the White House, and has insisted that the American people and American businesses as well as the healthcare sector need help to crush the virus and stabilize the economy.

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