House speaker Nancy Pelosi lashed out at President Trump for addressing the coronavirus crisis, saying she wished she could work with another former Republican president.
“I observe his behavior and have concluded that he is like a man who refuses to ask for directions,” Pelosi announced at the top of the weekly news conference on Thursday.
The California Democrat begged Trump to make full use of the Defense Production Act to increase the country’s COVID-19 testing capability and also provide first-line rescuers with more personal protective equipment as shortages remain, she said.
House speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday that she believed President Trump was like a “man who refuses to ask for directions.” She begged the President to listen to the scientists and also make full use of the Defense Production Act to stimulate testing and production of personal protective equipment
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Home speaker Nancy Pelosi also tore President Trump (pictured) because he insisted that schools reopen while a majority of the country sees coronavirus peaks. She said he could at least get the right equipment for the school
“The President has made so many bad executive decisions that we wish he would make and make a good executive decision,” Pelosi told reporters.
She pointed out that “all the answers are there.”
“The scientists have the answers,” she continued. “We know that testing, tracing, treating, dissociating, masking and sanitation can stop the spread of this virus.”
“And yet the President continues to go the wrong way and refuses to ask scientists who know better than all of us,” she added.
She said that the test delays – with some Americans not receiving COVID-19 test results for one or two weeks – and persistent PPE deficits resulted in “ huge dereliction of duty ” at the hands of the President.
“People are dying,” said Pelosi.
Pelosi has also torn Trump for insisting that children go back to school while the outbreak is on the rise in most states.
She said it was personal because her youngest grandchild attended San Francisco public school.
“Instead of threatening schools, instead of the Secretary of Education saying that children should take risks, astronauts take risks. Really? Really? … the least the president could say is that we will have the necessary equipment. ‘
She knocked out the wider Republican Party and Trump because she suggested that things like the $ 600 extra per week in unemployment benefits were too expensive for the country.
“Two trillion dollars, that’s what they added to the deficit to pass their tax scams years ago, giving 83 percent of the benefits to the top 1 percent,” Pelosi noted. “They’re in some sort of caste system.”
And when told that Trump hosted a White House event on Thursday afternoon to scrap more rules, she went after him for his recent decision to reverse part of the National Environmental Policy Act.
“I’ll tell you this, he did a lot of bad things,” she said. “What does he do other than say,” I have beans on my desk, “and people tell me,” she told the media lightly.
She referred to Trump posing with cans of Goya beans after liberals called for a boycott because the CEO complimented the president.
“He will raise people out of poverty by letting them breathe dirty air. “I don’t get it,” Pelosi said too.
The House speaker said NEPA was a Richard Nixon-era law.
“I long for other Republican presidents,” she said. “Although we may disagree on many points, at least we had a joint commitment to the governance of our country.”
Pelosi arrived in Congress in 1987, meaning she served in Washington prior to Trump along with GOP presidents Ronald Reagan, George HW Bush, and George W. Bush.
And while looking ahead to some of the bills the Democrats would adopt in the coming weeks, she almost whispered at Trump again – as the president has generally objected to the removal of monuments, including Southern statues.
“Next week or next week, we will file bills on removing images from the capital of people who have committed treason against the United States of America,” said Pelosi.