POLITICO Playbook: Trump amps up pressure for Covid relief

PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP has tweeted just five times from Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda — but one of them was pushing Congress to strike a Covid relief bill. “OUR GREAT USA WANTS & NEEDS STIMULUS. WORK TOGETHER AND GET IT DONE. Thank you!”

THIS IS AS FAR AS HE’S LEANED IN to this process, and it would appear that now Treasury Secretary STEVEN MNUCHIN is heavily incentivized to get a Covid relief deal. TRUMP wants to show that he’s working. And MNUCHIN — already eager for a deal — is now on the hook to deliver.

IT’S NOT THAT EASY. MNUCHIN and Speaker NANCY PELOSI are still haggling over state and

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