U.S. President Donald Trump wants to see stimulus payments and school funding as a part of the COVID-19 bill, the White House said during a press briefing on Monday, Aug. 10.

White House spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany said during a press briefing that the Trump administration is “still motivated.”

“The president would love to see the direct payments to Americans, the president would love to see the school funding. There are several items we would like to see happen,” the press reported were told.

Meanwhile, a senior Trump administration official told media later that the White House is not expecting negotiations to discuss coronavirus relief bill with the congressional Democrats this week.

The coronavirus relief bill has remained in limbo for many weeks as both the parties continue to fail to reach a conclusion concerning what should be the size and scope of another coronavirus relief aid package in the U.S.

Last week, the U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order unemployment relief and payroll tax cuts after a conclusion was not reached between the White House and the Democrats during discussions. However, it is not yet clear whether the executive order will be implemented or if it will be challenged in the court.

At this point in time, it seems that the White House thinks that there will not be any significant progress if the discussions are re-initiated with the democrats. Trump, however, tweeted on Monday and showed his willingness to initiate discussions with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi but also added that they know his number if they want to make a deal.

The priorities of the White House and the Democrats concerning the next coronavirus relief bill stands as much as $1 trillion apart.

"I just got off an hour conference call with my members with Secretary Mnuchin and the president's chief of staff," said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday during a conference, indicating that he spoke to other Republicans. "We're waiting for the Democrats to indicate some interest in getting an outcome."

House Democrats passed a $3.4 trillion bill but the Senate Republicans reintroduced their proposal, worth only about $1 trillion and since then both the parties have not reached up to any conclusion.

White House A private page offers Spanish-speakers the weekly speeches of US President Donald Trump. Photo: Getty Images