Speaker Nancy Pelosi unnecessarily scolded President Trump for his response and handling of the coronavirus pandemic that has been sweeping across the nation. On CNN’s “State of the Union” show, she told Jake Tapper that the President’s “denial at the beginning was deadly” and said his “delaying of getting equipment [uh, oh] to where it is needed is deadly, and now the best thing would be to do is to prevent more loss of life, rather than open things up so that, because we just don’t know.” She also said, “We have to have testing, testing, testing.” She continued to ramble on saying, “As the president fiddles, people are dying. We just have to take every precaution.”
Tapper sets up the next question by asking her, “Speaker Pelosi when you say that the President’s denial was deadly, he obviously downplayed the risk of coronavirus for several weeks and it wasn’t, I think about two weeks ago, that he started acknowledged the gravity of the crisis, but are you saying that his downplaying ultimately cost American lives?”
The speaker replied to the nasty question saying, “yes” and then blasted the President again taking about when he was signing the bill and said things were “great twenty days ago.” She continued saying, “no, everything wasn’t great,” and blamed the President again for the deaths caused by the virus.
It’s ridiculous for the Speaker to blame the President rather than the people who are responsible for not containing the virus in the first place. Yes, that would be, China! It was China’s failure to tell the world the truth about the deadly virus. According to Senator Tom Cotton, who is a staunch critic of China, he said on Fox News‘ Sunday Morning Futures, “The Chinese Communist Party is still lying.” He also said, Via Fox News,
“You see it again today. So, for instance, China says they have no more new cases, no more new deaths, yet they just closed all movie theaters nationwide only a few days after having opened them up,” he told Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures,” adding that Wuhan mortuaries also tell a different story from government officials.
“They say they’ve only had 2,500 cases that resulted in deaths or so, yet a single mortuary has ordered more than 5,000 urns. You can look at these basic facts to know that the Chinese Communist Party is still lying today, as they were in December and January, and that’s why what could have been a local problem in Wuhan turned into a global pandemic from which more than 2,000 Americans have now died.”
CNN tweeted a clip of Pelosi’s interview,
“House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says the President downplaying the severity of coronavirus is “deadly.” “As the President fiddles, people are dying. We just have to take every precaution.” #CNNSOTU”
Serveral people responded, like Deby Hicks,
“Doesn’t she ever get tired of figuring out how to blame the President for EVERYthing? This woman is consistently displaying a bit of lunacy.”
“This is such a blatantly dishonest statement…but of course, @jaketapper doesn’t push back. He’s instead, eagerly lets her drag on! How does criticizing covid team leadership in ANY way “help or unify our country”…?