The Washington Post reports:
The Treasury Department has ordered President Trump’s name be printed on stimulus checks the Internal Revenue Service is rushing to send to tens of millions of Americans, a process that could slow their delivery by a few days, senior IRS officials said.
The unprecedented decision, finalized late Monday, means that when recipients open the $1,200 paper checks the IRS is scheduled to begin sending to 70 million Americans in coming days, “President Donald J. Trump” will appear on the left side of the payment.
It will be the first time a president’s name appears on an IRS disbursement, whether a routine refund or one of the handful of checks the government has issued to taxpayers in recent decades either to stimulate a down economy or share the dividends of a strong one.
In a break in protocol, President Trump’s name will appear on the economic stimulus checks that will be mailed to millions of Americans. His name will appear in the “memo” section because Trump is not legally authorized to sign such disbursements. https://t.co/c30RLBCvgP
— The New York Times (@nytimes) April 15, 2020
Haven’t gotten your stimulus check from the IRS yet?
That’s because they are delayed due to Trump insisting that HIS NAME IS ON IT.
My God, the unbelievable asshattery of this idiot never fucking ends. https://t.co/21tkX0cmHx
— Holly Figueroa O’Reilly (@AynRandPaulRyan) April 15, 2020
Trump’s name belongs on:
—Failing Country Clubs
It does not belong on:
— Andrew Wortman (@AmoneyResists) April 15, 2020
They should put his name on the body bags too. https://t.co/19W4UKC1Z1
— Franklin Leonard (@franklinleonard) April 15, 2020
Don’t his checks often bounce? https://t.co/XM2xb81kZZ
— Dan Rather (@DanRather) April 15, 2020