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.”
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