Lindsey Graham trying to convince Trump to oppose direct payments to Americans as part of coronavirus relief

Lindsey Graham trying to convince Trump to oppose direct payments to Americans as part of coronavirus relief
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Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) is reportedly hoping that President Donald Trump will take a trickle down approach to the next coronavirus relief bill.


During a Republican lunch on Thursday, Graham encouraged his colleagues not to support direct payments to Americans in what’s known as “phase 3” of the package. Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) — the new White House chief of staff — was in attendance at the event.

The White House has proposed sending $1,000 to each American adult and $500 for each child. Under the proposal, the checks would go out in two tranches.

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