Nazi Pelousy accused Trump of “fiddling” and doing nothing while Americans die.
Seems to me it was Nazi Pelousy who was fiddling when it came to the bailout.
‘As the president fiddles, people are dying,’ she asserted on CNN’s State of the Union Sunday morning.
Pelosi, who represents San Francisco, blasted the president for exacerbating the coronavirus crisis, claiming he denied the severity of the virus and delayed assistance for too long.
‘What the president – his denial at the beginning was deadly,’ the House Speaker said. ‘His delaying of getting equipment to where – it continues – his delaying getting equipment to where it’s needed is deadly.’
‘And now, I think 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 continued, referencing Trump’s sentiments that he wants to end state-wide lockdowns as early as Easter to get the economy back up and running.
‘We have to have testing, testing, testing – that’s what we said from the start – before we can evaluate what the nature of it is in some of these other regions, as well,’ she continued. ‘I don’t know what the purpose of that is.’
Pelosi also insinuated doubt over the information Trump was receiving from scientists and how much of that he is sharing with the public.
‘I don’t know what the scientists are saying to him,’ the California Democrats lamented. ‘What did he know and when did he know it? That’s for an after-action review.’
The House passed a $2.2 trillion economic stimulus package on Friday and Trump signed it into law. Not even 24 hours later, however, the U.S. death toll from coronavirus doubled, reaching 2,000 this weekend.
In the days ahead of the death toll surge, Trump suggested relaxing federal guidelines for states and areas less affected by the virus – but Pelosi says this is a bad idea.
‘This is such a very, very sad time for us. So we should be taking every precaution,’ she told CNN’s Jake Tapper.