US President Donald Trump’s name will appear on checks sent to millions of Americans to combat the economic effects of the coronavirus in a last-minute Treasury Department order, a senior administration official confirmed to CNN on Tuesday.
The decision to add Trump’s name will not result in a delay for Americans receiving those checks, the senior administration official said.
The Washington Post was first to report on the news Tuesday.
Two senior officials told the Post that the decision would probably set back the delivery date on the first set of paper checks — potentially slowing a process that could already take up to 20 weeks. But the Treasury Department denied the claim, with a department spokesperson assuring the Post that the first batch of checks was still slated to go out next week.