Trump Orders IRS to Add His Name to $1,200 Virus Stimulus Checks

For all of the ugly things that the left says about Donald Trump, you would have a hard time finding a Democrat who doesn’t the man’s unbridled cunning.

Trump is a resultist.  He forsakes the means for the ends, and makes sure you know that he went through absolute hell to deliver those results to you.  This happens often loudly and publicly so that there is no denying who put pen to paper.

And now that coronavirus stimulus checks are heading out to families in need, President Trump wants his name on every single one of ’em.

The Treasury Department has ordered President Donald Trump’s name be printed on stimulus checks the Internal Revenue Service is rushing to send to tens of millions of Americans, a process that is expected to slow their delivery by several days, senior agency officials said.

The unprecedented decision, finalized late Monday, means that when recipients open the $1,200 paper checks the IRS is scheduled to begin sending to 70 million Americans in coming days, “President Donald J. Trump” will appear on the left side of the payment.

It will be the first time a president’s signature appears on an IRS disbursement, whether a routine refund or one of the handful of checks the government has issued to taxpayers in recent decades either to stimulate a down economy or share the dividends of a strong one.

The government insists that this won’t effect the timeline of the payments.

“Economic Impact Payment checks are scheduled to go out on time and exactly as planned-there is absolutely no delay whatsoever,” the spokesperson said in a written statement. She said this was a faster process than the stimulus checks the George W. Bush administration issued in 2008 to head off a looming recession.

“In fact, we expect the first checks to be in the mail early next week which is well in advance of when the first checks went out in 2008 and well in advance of initial estimates,” the statement said.

Now, just seven months ahead of the national election, the GOP nominee for 2020 is sending each and every American a check, pseudo-signed by him.

That is one heck of public relations maneuver.