President Trump blasted Nancy Pelosi this morning on Fox and Friends, in response to the House Speaker’s critical comments about Trump’s handling of the outbreak and called her a “sick puppy with a lot of problems.”
Pelosi had accused the President of causing death by having a slow response to the outbreak, causing Trump to call her a “disgrace to the country and to her family.”
The Hill reported that the President said that “it’s a sad thing,” during a call-in interview on “Fox & Friends” Monday morning after he was asked to respond to Pelosi’s criticism a day prior. “She’s a sick puppy in my opinion. She’s got a lot of problems.”
On Sunday, Pelosi accused Trump of downplaying the public health crisis in a way that cost American lives, saying that “his denial at the beginning was deadly” on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
“When he made the other day when he was signing the bill, he said just think 20 days ago everything was great. No, everything wasn’t great,” Pelosi said, referring to the $2 trillion bipartisan relief bill the president signed on Friday.
“We had nearly 500 cases and 17 deaths already. And in that 20 days because we weren’t prepared, we now have 2,000 deaths and 100,000 cases,” Pelosi said.
On Monday, President Trump accused Pelosi of ignoring his initial decision to restrict air travel from China in January, saying not doing so would have resulted in deaths “like no one has ever seen.”
Trump also accused her of wasting her time on the impeachment; the House voted to impeach Trump in December, before the coronavirus reached the U.S.
“I think it’s a disgrace to her country, her family,” Trump said of Pelosi’s critical remarks. “What a horrible statement to make.”
“All she did was focus on impeachment. She didn’t focus on anything having to do with pandemics,” President Trump said later. “And she lost and she looked like a fool.”