The president is promising a bigger stimulus if he wins the 2020 election. Who will you vote for? Will this change your decision? Do you think Trump will keep his word?
‘After the election, we’ll get the greatest stimulus package you’ve ever seen’
In classic Trump style, the president vowed to deliver a generous plan at some point — if voters reelect him and give him a Republican Congress to work with.
“After the election, we’ll get the greatest stimulus package you’ve ever seen,” Trump told reporters outside the White House. “Because I think we’re going to take back the House…. we’ll take back the House and the Senate.
Trump is trailing in polls and analysts predict Democrats will pad their 35-seat majority in the House of Representatives next Tuesday.
Earlier this month, Trump pulled the plug on the roller coaster negotiations between Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi but days later, he insisted he would personally deliver a package worth about $2 trillion.
Putting off votes on a stimulus package until after the election raises the risk that the Trump administration will be less inclined or able to push a package through the GOP Senate. If Trump loses to Democrat Joe Biden and Republicans lose their Senate majority — it would mean that any stimulus package for the pandemic-stricken U.S. economy would be delayed until late January, at the earliest.