Trump: We need to keep airlines going

Thursday, 06. August 2020 00:22

Airlines need support from the United States, President Donald Trump said at the White House and added that the country cannot allow itself to "lose" its transportation system.

Asked at a press conference if he would back legislation in Congress that would put another $25 billion into airlines to help them cover wages, Trump stressed, "its important to keep them going" and noted he would back such a bill regardless of the party it comes from in Congress.

The US president commented that some airlines are doing "modestly at best" amid the coronavirus pandemic. The CARES Act put $50 billion into aviation in the US.

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