'I'm not sure it's over': Kudlow says coronavirus relief package still possible

'I'm not sure it's over': Kudlow says coronavirus relief package still possible


White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said on Wednesday that he thinks another coronavirus relief package could still happen.

Kudlow, in a late afternoon interview with CNBC, said he spoke to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Wednesday, calling Mnuchin “frustrated” with the negotiations.

“Right now, you have a moment where I think you could come together in a sensible, targeted, efficient, smart package,” Kudlow said of a potential fiscal solution. “I’m not sure it’s over, by the way.”

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Kudlow, who leads the National Economic Council, asked why Democrats “want this all or nothing approach,” and pointed to the stalemate.

He added: “We have closed the gap enormously. OK? I’m not sure the Senate Republicans would buy into it. But we’ve gone from the administration’s original position, which was about $1 trillion, now at $1.8 trillion.”

Kudlow has, on prior occasions, said that no further stimulus is needed, and in an interview with Greta Van Susteren that aired

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