Poll: Is the Trump Administration’s plan to offer U.S. airlines loans a fair proposal?

The Trump Administration wants to send airlines $50 billion worth of secured loans, a far cry from the package of grants, unsecured loans and tax relief sought by Airlines for America (A4A) to blunt the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The administration’s bailout plan marks a reversal by President Donald Trump, after he appeared to endorse A4A’s more extensive request in remarks to reporters earlier this week. The airline lobbying arm had asked for $29 billion in immediate grants, another $29 billion in unsecured, zero-interest loans or loan guarantees and excise tax relief through the end of 2021. 

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