On Sunday, Nancy Pelosi established the new marching orders during her appearance on CNN, attacking Trump for his handling of the COVID-19 outbreak.
She said that the national response to the coronavirus was hampered by an alleged early denial by President Trump, as Pelosi opted to politicize the unprecedented national emergency brought on by the pandemic — a crisis crushing American families and businesses.
“His denial at the beginning was deadly,” Nancy Pelosi said, adding the money line, “As the president fiddles, people are dying.”
Of course, there is no truth to the assertion, even though her media allies do run with the narrative.
Back in January 31, President Trump issued a ban on travel from China, and we are now reminded that Trump also talked about the coronavirus 4 days later during his State of the Union address — you know, the one Nancy Pelosi ripped in half.
“Protecting Americans’ health also means fighting infectious diseases,” Trump said in the Feb. 4 speech. “We’re coordinating with the Chinese government and working closely together on the coronavirus outbreak in China. My administration will take all necessary steps to safeguard our citizens from this threat.”
But even before all of this is the little-reported fact that on January 29, Trump formed the White House Coronavirus Task Force — the first confirmed case in the U.S. came on January 21, in Washington state.
The irony in all of this is that Pelosi’s obstructionism delayed passage of the coronavirus relief package hurriedly put together to help Americans, all so she could slip in as many goodies as possible — like $25 million for the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.