Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin in an interview on State of the Union With Jake Tapper touted that it was, in fact, his idea to print President Donald Trump’s name on coronavirus stimulus checks, billing the move as a “terrific symbol to the American public.”
“Stimulus checks for $1,200 are being mailed out to many Americans, some already got them through direct deposit, but they’re being mailed to help Americans through this crisis,” CNN host Jake Tapper stated Sunday morning.
“For the first time, ever President Trump’s name is going to appear on an IRS check – that’s being put in the memo line because the president isn’t authorized to sign the checks.”
“That was my idea” — Steve Mnuchin tells Jake Tapper that he, not Trump, was the one who wanted to put Trump’s name on coronavirus relief checks pic.twitter.com/ubk40UUK75
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