Just two days after the president instructed his negotiators to halt talks with House Democrats regarding a new relief bill, Trump said the talks to reach an agreement over a new stimulus package have started again.
President Donald Trump said on Thursday that stimulus negotiators are “starting to have some very productive talks,” only a couple of days after calling off stimulus talks, according to CNBC.
“I shut down talks two days ago because they weren’t working out. Now they are starting to work out. We’re starting to have some very productive talks,” he said on the Fox Business channel.
On Wednesday, Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, who leads negotiations for the White House, resumed phone discussions about airline aid Wednesday.
“I said look we’re not getting anywhere: Shut it down. I didn’t want to waste time. But in any event, we got back — both sides very capable — we got back, we started talking again,” the president continued. “And we’re talking about airlines and we’re talking about a bigger deal than airlines. We’re talking about a deal with $1,200 per person, we’re talking about other things.”
These unexpected statements come just two days after Trump ordered his officials to hold the talks, which had surprised Congressmen, economists, and American citizens alike.
“She wants it to happen, too; she doesn’t want it not to happen,” Trump said, referring to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. “Because it’s so good for our country, we really need it.”
Additional relief has support from the Federal Reserve, Wall Street, Democrats in both houses of Congress, some Republicans, and the American public, so the news of the resumed talks brings optimism to mos, while the economy’s recovery slows down and many Americans and small businesses still struggle to stay afloat.