Because nothing says “Vote for me” like a $1,200 check designed to look like it came from the Trumpster himself…
From the Washington Post:
The Treasury Department has ordered President Trump’s name printed on stimulus checks the Internal Revenue Service is rushing to send to tens of millions of Americans, a process that could slow their delivery by a few days, senior IRS officials said.
The unprecedented decision, finalized late Monday, means that when recipients open the $1,200 paper checks the IRS is scheduled to begin sending to 70 million Americans in coming days, “President Donald J. Trump” will appear on the left side of the payment.
It will be the first time a president’s name appears on an IRS disbursement, whether a routine refund or one of the handful of checks the government has issued to taxpayers in recent decades either to stimulate a down economy or share the dividends of a strong one.
The Post goes on to note that standard practice is to have a civil servant sign checks from the federal government in order to avoid any appearance of partisanship.
Don’t his checks often bounce? https://t.co/XM2xb81kZZ
— Dan Rather (@DanRather) April 15, 2020
Count me as someone who doesn’t care if @realDonaldTrump scribbles his goofy signature all over a stimulus check and sticks a Trump Tower stamp on the envelope. But your checks are late, Donald. #SendTheDamnChecks
— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) April 15, 2020