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Exclusive: Trump commits to 2nd stimulus package, doesn't say if he ordered testing to slow

President stands by campaign team while attacking mail-in ballots
Posted at 5:03 PM, Jun 22, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Donald Trump committed to a second stimulus package Monday in a wide-ranging interview with The E.W. Scripps Company.

When asked by Washington Correspondent Joe St. George if he plans on getting Americans a second stimulus check, the president said yes.

"We will be doing another stimulus package, it will be very good, very generous," President Trump said.

When asked how much money people will receive with the next stimulus bill, Trump said, "You'll find out about it."

Trump said his administration will probably announce the next package over the next couple of weeks. He added that he thinks the legislation will be bipartisan.

When asked whether he actually ordered testing to be slowed, a claim he made clear in a speech at a Tulsa, Oklahoma, rally on Saturday, Trump declined to say directly.

"Did you ask to slow it down?" St. George asked.

"If it did slow down, frankly I think we are way ahead of ourselves," Trump said.

Regarding whether the president still has confidence in his campaign team following the Tulsa rally, the president said he did.

"I trust everybody," Trump said.

Regarding mail-in ballots, the president doubled down on the debunked belief that it is ripe with fraud.

"There are thousands of cases," Trump said.

Though, he hasn't provided any proof.