A man has filmed himself tearing up a coronavirus stimulus check, saying we don’t need Trump money.
The government has sent the $1,200 checks to Americans struggling through the coronavirus crisis, which has seen millions lose their jobs.
Some 130 million economic impact payments have been made to taxpayers in the last month, and the IRS expects to send more than 150 million in total as part of the Cares Act.
The checks carry the President’s name on them and all recipients also get a letter signed by him.
But one man wasn’t impressed and posted a video of himself tearing up the check while listening to music.
This is now $1,200, real check, my address, right. We don’t need, in my house, Trump money. We’re blessed. Have a good one, he said in the video.
Many Twitter users weren’t impressed, pointing out that the money ultimately came from fellow taxpayers.
It’s not Trump’s money, It’s tax money that the government takes from your paycheck, said one.
Another added – This is dumb on many reasons cause if you aint want it go donate it or do some good.
The distribution of the payments has included some mishaps, including an overwhelmed government website and payments to dead recipients.
The president hinted Thursday that the second round of coronavirus stimulus checks could be coming.
Any US citizen with a Social Security number who makes up to $75,000 will get a payment of $1,200 and married couples who file jointly and earn less than $150,000 will get $2,400.