President Trump said on Friday that the White House is “in no rush” to pass additional stimulus funds in response to coronavirus.
“Well we’re in no rush, we’re in no rush. The Democrats have to do what they have to do, but I would say we’re not looking… we want to see what they have, but I can't say that we’re in a rush,” Trump said.
The President added that his administration had moved quickly to distribute the money already allocated by Congress, which he said they did. Although he noted that some money is stalled due to “state machinery, you know they have old computers.”
Trump also claimed that Democrats wanted to send funds that way and they should take responsibility for stalled funds.
Some background: CNN’s Manu Raju reported earlier that Republican leadership in the House and Senate don’t want to move forward with phase four yet, with divisions internally over a number of issues like aid to states and cities.
There will likely be GOP resistance to the rescue package House Democrats are in the process of drafting. They could vote on it as soon as next week.