House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who was down in San Francisco’s Chinatown on February 24th, calling for constituents to come on down and jump in the crowds, now says that President Donald Trump has shown poor, “weak” leadership during the crisis. Despite the fact that Trump banned incoming travel from China a full month before Pelosi was out there encouraging San Francisco residents to infect each other as a response to xenophobia, she now has the temerity to accuse the president of acting too slowly in the face of the pandemic.
In an interview on “Fox News Sunday,” Pelosi told host Chris Wallace that Trump was ignoring scientific evidence in rushing to reopen the economy.
“Leaders — leaders take responsibility. So I said he’s a weak leader. He doesn’t take responsibility. He places blame on others,” Pelosi said. “And that might have been OK before, but we cannot continue down a path that is, again I’ll come back to science, science, science, evidence, data on how we should go forward.”
Eloquent as ever, Pelosi said that while she believes in Dr. Anthony Fauci, who said last week that the re-opening plan can work, she believes the administration has failed when it comes to rolling out enough tests – an important aspect of the plan.
“But we’re way late on it and that is a failure,” she said. “The president gets an F, a failure on the testing. But Fauci — Dr. Fauci’s right. If it is done properly, it hasn’t been and I — I think when he puts in the ‘if it’s done’ is an admission that it hasn’t been done.”
To his credit, Wallace then brought up Pelosi’s big Chinatown promotion stunt in late February, asking how she can possibly accuse Trump of failing to take the virus seriously when she was out there telling her constituents that it was “very safe” to come out and shop, eat out, and party.
Pelosi deflected, explaining that it was fine for her to do that because it was meant “to end the discrimination, the stigma, that was going out against the Asian-American community.”
Uh-huh. So, we can break social distancing mandates as long as the cause is woke enough? Guess that explains why Democrats think that abortions and transgender reassignment surgeries should be considered essential during this pandemic.
Pelosi’s grading of Trump is no surprise, of course. As Trump himself tweeted on Saturday night: “No matter what you do for the Do Nothing Democrats, no matter how GREAT a job you are doing, they will only respond to their Fake partners in the Lamestream Media in the negative, even in a time of crisis. I thought it would be different, but it’s not. In fact, it’s even worse.”
They are pandering to their voters and setting the coronavirus up as their big weapon in the fall. Trump could personally invent the cure tomorrow, and they would find a way to spin it against him. They don’t have any ideas; they only have divisiveness and hate. Their leadership is the absolute last thing this country needs right now.