WASHINGTON, Sept 30 (Reuters) - U.S. Treasury Steven Mnuchin said on Wednesday the Trump administration would not accept Democrats’ proposal for a $2.2 trillion coronavirus aid package, and indicated he wanted a deal closer to $1.5 trillion.
“We’re not going to do a $2.2 trillion dollar deal,” Mnuchin said in an interview with Fox Business Network.
Asked if a compromise of $1.5 trillion would be acceptable, Mnuchin said: “It’s in that neighborhood.”
Reporting by Eric Beech; Writing by Makini Brice
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