One week after enhanced unemployment benefits ran out, the White House ended the week without reaching a deal on a new round of stimulus.
White House chief of staff Mark Meadows and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said they were "very disappointed" as they left a meeting with Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Meadows & Mnuchin say they’re “very dissapointed” with the meeting. They recommend to Trump that he move forward o… https://t.co/Wgv5A5Och8— Julie Tsirkin (@Julie Tsirkin) 1596828664.0
Politico reporter Meridith McGraw reported on Mnuchin's comments.
Mnuchin: "The president would like us to make a deal but unfortunately we did not make any progress today." "I thi… https://t.co/Fu14M9hxrK— Meridith McGraw (@Meridith McGraw) 1596828469.0
Politico's Jake Sherman warned that the impasse may continue past Labor Day.
These covid relief talks are really dead for the time being. One side needs to completely change their position and… https://t.co/g5ZESr8wat— Jake Sherman (@Jake Sherman) 1596829148.0
News of the failure in negotiations came as President Donald Trump is vacationing at his Bedminister golfing resort in New Jersey.