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President Trump says he wants $600 unemployment benefits to continue

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President Donald Trump said during an interview with Gray Television on Tuesday that he wants Americans receiving unemployment benefits to continue to get $600 a week.

The president said he wants to see an ongoing enhancement in unemployment benefits and said of those who are on unemployment, “it’s not their fault. It’s China’s fault that this whole thing happened. … So we want to take care of them, really good, take care of them very well.”

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Gray Television Washington Bureau Chief Jacqueline Policastro asked the commander-in-chief, “Do you think people on unemployment should continue to get the extra $600 each week?”

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Trump replied, “Yeah. I want to get them. I want to get them a lot. And I want to— it’s not their fault. It’s China’s fault that this whole thing happened. We were setting records. We were doing unbelievable business.”

“It was an incredible thing,” Trump continued. ” We’ve never done so well. Breaking records on employment, on [the] stock market, although the stock market’s almost what it was, which is pretty incredible in itself, but we were breaking every record you can do.”

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“And then this — the plague…came in, and it’s not the people’s fault,” Trump said. “So we want to take care of them, really good, take care of them very well.”

One issue that has arisen during the coronavirus pandemic has been out of work Americans not wanting to return to work because their unemployment checks have been larger than their regular job salary.

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