House Speaker Nancy Pelosi ripped into President Trump on Friday night, calling him a “dangerous president” for choosing “to ignore” the worsening coronavirus pandemic earlier this month and for failing to do enough to acquire “personal protective equipment” for our “our brave healthcare workers and first responders.”
Pelosi noted that the president earlier in the day claimed that everything was “perfect” just 20 days ago, when in reality the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the United States had already reached 435 on March 7.
“But just to think how life can change where you go, 20 to 22 days ago, everything is perfect, we’re looking forward,” Trump said in the oval office Friday.
Speaking to MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, Pelosi rebuked his remarks, saying: “Later in the day, we saw the president sign the bill and he was a dangerous president.”
“It was so sad to hear him say as he signed the bill, ‘Just think back 20 days. 20 days ago everything was great. Everything was great. And now, 20 days later, we have this challenge,'” she said, paraphrasing the president’s earlier remarks.
“No, 20 days ago we had nearly 500 cases and 17 deaths,” she said. “We had a threat that he chose to ignore and now we have about 100,000 cases and over 1,500 deaths And he’s still in that state where he’s not doing enough for PPE, personal protective equipment, that our brave healthcare workers and first responders and the rest, who risk their lives to save other people’s lives, urgently need.”
Nancy Pelosi calls Thomas Massie a dangerous nuisance but also says Trump is a dangerous President and says he chose to ignore the threat from the pandemic pic.twitter.com/g3btwTCu8C
— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) March 28, 2020