President Trump talks new stimulus checks, coronavirus, mail-in voting in latest interview

Posted at 1:51 PM, Jun 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-22 17:32:41-04

WASHINGTON, D.C. (KGTV) -- President Trump is answering questions about a new round of stimulus checks that could be extended to Americans as well as coronavirus concerns and why he believes mail-in ballots could lead to voter fraud in his latest interview.

Speaking to Scripps' Washington Correspondent, Joe St. George, the President said he expects a new stimulus package to be announced soon. Trump also said he is working to rebuild the economy, which has taken a major hit during COVID-19.

"We had this going better than anybody's ever seen before. We had the best job numbers, the best economics, the best economy we've ever had, and then we had the virus come in from China, and now we're rebuilding it again," Trump said.

"We will be doing another stimulus package. It'll be very good, it'll be very generous," he added.

Asked when the new stimulus package could be introduced, Trump said he expects it to be announced "over the next couple of weeks."

Trump was also asked to cite specific evidence as to why he says mail-in ballots are fraudulent.

"There are thousands of cases all over, thousands. I don't like the system," Trump said. "An example, a friend of mine gets a ballot, his son unfortunately passed away seven years ago, he gets a ballot for his son to vote. It's one case, but there are thousands and thousands of cases," he added.

"The other thing is with main-in ballots people can forge them, foreign countries can print them," Trump continued.

The President also mentioned California mail-in ballots throughout the interview.

"In California they send tens of millions of slips out, of ballots out. They put them in mail boxes, people take them, they take them from the mail man and they print them, they fraudulently print them. It's a very bad system, it's going to lead to a tremendous fraud and we're trying to stop it," Trump said.

Following his Tulsa rally, Trump said he isn't worried at all ahead of a Monday night event inside an Arizona church meant to attract students as cases in the state continue to spike.

"No I don't think so. I don't know how they have it set up, but I'm going to Arizona, it's a great place, great state. I'm not worried about it, no not at all," Trump said.

Watch clips from the interview below: