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US. Treasury Secretary Mnuchin says negotiators are close on several issues, trump’s first choice is to do a deal

Mnuchin says coronavirus talks are close on a lot of issues but still apart on a handful of others.

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  • Says talks not over, the White House offered compromises on enhanced unemployment, evictions
  • Says we’ve made a lot of progress
  • Says white house said it would consider payments on rental assistance
  •  Says Trump will not sign a bill with a large amount of money for state and local governments
  • Says negotiators will try to narrow remaining differences on Friday
  • Says our first choice is a global deal, but will do a smaller one.
  • Says two sides closer on a lot of issues but far apart on some big issues.

The White House chief of staff Meadows says they’re still a considerable amount apart on a compromise that can be signed into law.