Wednesday, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi appeared on “The View” and suggested that White House staff should stage an “intervention” because something is clearly “wrong” with President Trump, perhaps rendering him unfit to hold office.
“Asked about her level of concern for Trump’s health given her role as second in the line of succession behind Vice President Mike Pence, Pelosi said she was very concerned for both herself and others around the country suffering amid the coronavirus pandemic,” according to USA Today.
“That’s why I think that there has to be an intervention in terms of people around him,” she said.
Although Pelosi didn’t mention any specific evidence of Trump’s lack of fitness, she did cite the president’s allegedly “erratic” behavior and suggested that the president’s close advisors and top Republican colleagues are “enabling” him.
“The president has always had erratic behavior. Right now it’s very, very dangerous because he knows the danger of the virus [but] he’s in denial, as he was right from the state,” Pelosi said. “Denial, delay, distortion, and look what has happened to our country.”
“There are enablers around the president who really should know better,” she added. “The Republicans in Congress have enabled so much of this to happen.”
Nancy Pelosi even suggested that a particular corticosteroid, dexamethasone, that doctors prescribed to President Trump to help aid in his recovery from the virus, might be impacting his ability to think clearly.
“I don’t know, but there are those healthcare providers who say that,” Pelosi claimed, citing internet sleuths who discovered a list of the drug’s side effects, and claiming the president could be in “denial” about his recovery. “Also, if you have the coronavirus, it has an impact, as well. So the combination is something that should be viewed.”
“We should be concerned because of the virus and its viciousness, but also because of the denial the president is in,” she added. “There’s something wrong about the disconnect between what the president’s responsibilities are and what’s happening.”