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Trump says he favors adding money for hospitals in small business coronavirus aid bill

U.S. President Donald Trump pauses as he addresses the daily coronavirus task force briefing at the White House in Washington, U.S., April 17, 2020. REUTERS/Leah Millis

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said he was in favor of adding money for hospitals in the next congressional bill designed to help fund small businesses hurt by the coronavirus outbreak.

The Trump administration and congressional Republicans say the next coronavirus response bill should simply add $250 billion to the small business program to help preserve businesses and jobs.

Reporting by Steve Holland; Writing by Humeyra Pamuk; Editing by Sandra Maler

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