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Trump offers $1.8 trillion coronavirus relief package

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US President Donald Trump has offered House Speaker Nancy Pelosi a $1.8 trillion coronavirus relief package, following weeks of negotiations between the two sides on a comprehensive bill to assist American businesses and workers affected by the coronavirus pandemic, according to media reports.

The $1.8 trillion figure is up from a $1.6 trillion offer from earlier this week, although it remains below the $2.2 trillion in the bill passed by the House Democrats last week, CNN said in a report.

The offer was made formally on Friday afternoon by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin in phone call with Pelosi, The Hill news website reported.