Author Ryan Girdusky says Trump should focus on economic stimulus to make comeback before election

Author Ryan Girdusky said Monday that President TrumpDonald TrumpJan. 6 panel faces double-edged sword with Alex Jones, Roger Stone Trump goes after Woodward, Costa over China Republicans seem set to win the midterms — unless they defeat themselves MORE should focus on economic stimulus in the final 22 days before Election Day.

Girdusky told Hill.TV’s “Rising” that he thinks the “most important thing” the president could do is give direct payments to Americans during the coronavirus pandemic. The author acknowledged that talks between the White House and Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiFive reasons for Biden, GOP to be thankful this season Bipartisan success in the Senate signals room for more compromise The GOP's post-1/6 playbook is clear — and it's dangerous MORE (D-Calif.) have hit obstacles but said Trump should use executive powers to distribute stimulus checks. 

“I think that it’s really important to try to get that direct aid out,” he said. “I think that direct $1,200 or $1,800 check would be really, really important.” 

Girdusky said Trump should zero in on assisting those who make less than $25,000, saying “that’s a huge chunk of the population” that “could flip the entire election."

“Remember as much as it appeals to sit there and talk about the stock market, there’s far more people in this country who make up the workers ... than shareholders, and that’s who he should be appealing to in this last 20 day push,” he said.

Last week, the White House proposed a $1.8 trillion coronavirus stimulus package, which includes direct payments. But Republicans expressed displeasure with the plan in a phone call over the weekend, and House Democrats, who have passed two coronavirus relief packages of their own, have called it insufficient.