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White House says 'not optimistic' about comprehensive COVID-19 aid

WASHINGTON, Oct 7 (Reuters) - 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. (Reporting by Lisa Lambert and Susan Heavey; Editing by Alex Richardson)

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