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Trump calls for $2 trillion infrastructure bill to help economy during coronavirus crisis

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U.S. President Trump leads the daily coronavirus response briefing at the White House in Washington

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Tuesday said the U.S. Congress should pass a $2 trillion spending plan to update the country's roads, bridges and other infrastructure, calling for it to be included in the next bill lawmakers are currently drafting to respond to the coronavirus crisis, which they refer to as "Phase 4."

"With interest rates for the United States being at ZERO, this is the time to do our decades long awaited Infrastructure Bill. It should be VERY BIG & BOLD, Two Trillion Dollars, and be focused solely on jobs and rebuilding the once great infrastructure of our Country! Phase 4," Trump wrote in a tweet.

(Reporting by Lisa Lambert and Tim Ahmann; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)