According to the Wall Street Journal, President Trump has confirmed he will sign the coronavirus relief package immediately if it gets to his desk. The president encouraged lawmakers to pass that $2 trillion bill on Wednesday, which would assist American workers, small businesses, hospitals and corporations during the pandemic.
He also urged Americans to continue following social distancing guidelines, so the country can beat the virus and the economy can be reopened.
“Social distancing, such an important phrase,” stated President Trump. “We do it right now, the more lives we can save, the sooner we can eventually get people back to work, back to school and back to normal.”
“The Senate approved the largest economic stimulus package in recent memory, moving the estimated $2 trillion bill to the House as Congress seeks to give American families and businesses a financial shield against the ravages of the new coronavirus pandemic.”
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— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 25, 2020
The president emphasized he wants the country to get back to work by Easter, but admitted some heavily affected sections may have to wait. He has also rejected criticisms of his plan to reopen the economy soon and prevent a financial crisis.