President Trump said at Monday's coronavirus task force press conference that his administration will press lawmakers to enact a payroll tax cut and provide assistance to hourly workers to make sure no one is financially impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
PRESIDENT TRUMP: We are going to take care of and have been taking care of the American public and the American economy. We are going to be asking tomorrow, we're meeting with the Senate and House Republicans to discuss a possible payroll tax cut or relief, substantial relief, it is a big number. We're also going to be talking about hourly wage earners getting help so they can be in a position where they're not going to ever miss a paycheck.
We'll be working with companies -- small companies, large companies, a lot of companies -- so they don't get penalized for something that's not their fault, it is not our country's fault. This was something we were thrown into and we're going to handle it, we have been handling it very well.