A MAN has filmed himself tearing up a coronavirus stimulus check saying “we don’t need Trump money”.
The US government has sent the $1200 out to Americans struggling through the Covid-19 crisis, which has seen millions lose their jobs.
The US government has handed out about 130 million economic impact payments to taxpayers in the last month, and the IRS expects to be sending more than 150 million payments as part of the CARES Act.
The checks carry the President's name on them and all recipients also get letter signed by him.
But one man wasn’t impressed and posted a video of himself tearing up the check, to the accompaniment of want appears to be Puerto Rican music.
“This is now $1200, 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.
But some Twitter users weren’t impressed pointing out that the money ultimately came from taxpayer.
“It's not Trump's money! It's tax money that the government takes from your pay check,” 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 hiccups, including an overwhelmed government website and payments to dead taxpayers.
The President hinted Thursday that a 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.
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