"...to address a budget deficit that could now approach $2 trillion this year...."
Why that "could approach $2 trillion this year" isn't italicized and bolded, and followed by an exclamation point is something that I can't understand.
That said, the very idea of such a pivot makes me dizzy and makes me wonder: Now he's concerned about the deficit? What about the "crisis"(!), the "catastrophe"(!!)?
Zero has taken us Off The Deep End. We may have been headed there anyway, but his concern now, that he has his Stimulus package, is duplicitous. But what else is new?