U.S. President Donald Trump is seeking to have the federal government provide individuals with direct funding to off-set the economic blow of the ongoing coronavirus crisis, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Tuesday. 

“We’re looking at getting checks to Americans immediately,” Mnuchin said, one day after the stock market cratered as Americans increasingly stay home to help fight the spread of the virus. “Americans need cash now, and the president wants to get cash now.”

The Trump administration is hoping to have the “business interruption payments for the American worker” sent within the next two weeks, Mnuchin said. He declined

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