‘I’ll be the oversight’: Trump vows he will personally oversee $500 billion coronavirus slush fund
US President Donald Trump, pictured at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on March 6, 2020, has been rebuked for his messaging on the outbreak (Photo: AFP/File / JIM WATSON)

At his daily coronavirus press briefing, President Donald Trump was asked to justify the provision in the Republican stimulus bill that would grant his administration an unrestricted $500 billion slush fund to be distributed to any corporation imaginable with zero oversight or transparency.


His response was that he would be the entire oversight of the program.

The $500 billion provision has been a massive sticking point for Senate Democrats, who claim it prioritizes giveaways to large businesses over meaningful help for workers, debtors, or the health care sector.