House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is still trying to drive the narrative that President Trump is somehow responsible for the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
During an interview on Tuesday with CNN host Wolf Blitzer, the California Democrat referred to the coronavirus virus as the “Trump virus” and blamed him for more than 160,000 American deaths.
Pelosi’s comments were made shortly after Trump held a press conference at the White House concerning the ongoing efforts to stop the spread of the virus and subsequent financial efforts to help Americans.
“I think with the president’s comments today, he recognized the mistakes he has made by now embracing mask-wearing and the recognition this is not a hoax, it is a pandemic that has gotten worse before it will get better because of his inaction. And, in fact, clearly, it is the Trump virus,” she said, as BizPac Review reports.
Blitzer interjected for clarity: “Well, what do you mean when you say the Trump virus?”
“The Trump virus: if he had said months ago, let’s wear masks and let’s not – let’s socially distance instead of rallies and whatever they were, then more people would have followed his lead,” she answered via the report. “He’s the president of the United States. Instead of being a bad example, like a manhood thing not to wear a mask.”
Watch her comments below:
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in an interview with CNN called the #Coronavirus the “Trump virus” following President Trump press briefing
“It is a pandemic that has gotten worse before it will get better because of his inaction. And, in fact, clearly, it is the Trump virus” pic.twitter.com/n4eNIwHFxl
— Mona Salama (@MonaSalama_) July 22, 2020
But Trump wore a mask during his most recent public outing and has encouraged others to wear one as well. He has also allowed states to determine their own protocols in combating the spread of the coronavirus (in compliance with the U.S. Constitution).
In addition, Trump formed the Coronavirus Task Force, led by infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci and Dr. Deborah Birx, allowing its members to speak directly to the American people.
He is letting the experts lead, the states control their own policies, and he is letting Congress pass laws and financial support for Americans. Yet Pelosi continues to blame him.
It seems Nervous Nancy Pelosi has deleted the video of herself in Chinatown on February 24 saying that fears of the coronavirus were “unwarranted in light of the precautions that are being taken here in the United States.” She doesn’t want Americans to see what she said then!
— Brad Parscale (@parscale) April 15, 2020
BizPac Review adds:
The president has been recommending mask usage and promoting social distancing since as early as the start of April.
“The CDC is recommending that Americans wear a basic cloth or fabric mask that can be either purchased online or simply made at home. … The new mask guidelines also do not replace CDC’s guidance on social distancing, including staying in your home when possible, standing at least six feet apart for a period of time,” the president had announced at a briefing at the time.
He’d also noted that the recommendation was voluntary — some argue a national mask mandate would be unconstitutional — and admitted that he wouldn’t be wearing one himself, primarily because he’s already in a highly secure environment.