White House says ‘not optimistic’ about comprehensive Coronavirus aid

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White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows speaks to reporters about U.S. President Donald Trump's health after the president was hospitalized for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) treatment, at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, U.S.

White House chief of staff Mark Meadows on Wednesday said he was not optimistic that a comprehensive deal could be reached on further COVID-19 financial, aid but that the Trump administration did back a more piecemeal approach.

“We’re still willing to be engaged, but I’m not optimistic for a comprehensive deal. I am optimistic that there’s about 10 things that we can do on a piecemeal basis if the speaker is willing to put it before her members,” Meadows told Fox News in an interview, referring to U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

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