House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), apparently forgetting that while President Trump was taking massive action to stem the flow of coronavirus into this country, she was busy ripping up State of the Union speeches and trashing him for the “racism” of closing the border to China, told CNN this weekend that Trump’s delay in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic was costing Americans their lives.
Clearly hopeful that CoronaGate will be more effective than the Russian Hoax or the Ukraine Scandal, Pelosi told host Jake Tapper on Sunday that Trump is basically to blame for the pandemic.
“His denial at the beginning was deadly,” she said. “His delaying of getting equipment 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.”
Pelosi said she didn’t agree with any thought of relaxing the federal social distancing guidelines.
“I don’t know what the purpose of that is,” Pelosi said. “As the president fiddles, people are dying. We just have to take every precaution.”
Pelosi also took exception to remarks President Trump made last week upon signing the stimulus bill.
“Just to think how life can change where you go,” he pondered on Thursday. “20 to 22 days ago, everything is perfect. And then, one day, we get hit with this thing that nobody ever heard of before.”
Pelosi could have realized that this was basically Trump commiserating with the American people, most of whom were planning events, going on vacations, and thinking about what they might do this summer three or four weeks ago. She could have realized that, to the vast majority of us, this really did seem to come out of nowhere.
Instead, she used it as a political attack on Trump.
“No everything wasn’t great,” she said. “We had nearly 500 cases and 17 deaths already, and in that 20 days because we weren’t prepared we now have 2,000 deaths and 100,000 cases. We really want to work in a unifying way to get the job done here, but we cannot continue to make these underestimates of what is actually happening here.”
Oh really? And what were YOU doing back then, Nancy? Oh that’s right, you were criticizing the president for banning flights from China. You were in Chinatown in San Francisco, encouraging people to come down and join in the fun…even though there was already community spread of the virus.
“It’s a sad thing,” Trump said of Pelosi’s criticism. “She’s a sick puppy in my opinion. She’s got a lot of problems.”
You can say that again, Mr. President.