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Trump Wants to Send Checks to Americans 'in Next Two Weeks' to Curb Economic Cost of Outbreak

President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference about the coronavirus in the Rose Garden of the White House, Friday, March 13, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump wants the government to send checks to Americans in the next two weeks in an effort to curb the economic cost of the coronavirus outbreak. 

That's according to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. He said Tuesday that “The president has instructed me we have to do this now.” 

He didn't give details except to say the amount should be significant and millionaires would not get it. 

The announcement came as the White House asked Congress to approve a massive economic rescue package for businesses and taxpayers.

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