The Washington Post reported Tuesday night that President Trump has ordered the Treasury Department to include his name on the $1200 stimulus checks set to be sent to Americans.
The Washington Post cited a source within the Treasury Department who said that based on Trump’s order to include his name on the checks, the coding for printing the checks needed to be changed which would cause several days of delays in the checks reaching Americans.
The report noted it was unprecedented for a President to include their name on Treasury Department or IRS checks. The checks are always signed by civil servants based on the nonpartisan nature of the transaction. Nonetheless, President Trump has sought to politicize and personalize the process to degrees never previously fathomed.
The stimulus checks will now bear Trump’s name in the memo line, below a line that reads, “Economic Impact Payment.” Americans will now be forced to wait several more days to receive the stimulus funds they so desperately need to accommodate Trump’s hyper-partisan vanity project.
Read the full Washington Post Report here.