President Donald Trump held a “Rolling to Remember” ceremony on Friday to honor America’s veterans ahead of the Memorial Day weekend, an event he used to rail against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi with false smears.
“Everybody thought Nancy Pelosi a month later was in Chinatown in San Francisco, she’s dancing in the streets of Chinatown trying to say, ‘It’s OK to come to the United States, it’s fine, it’s wonderful, come on it, bring your infection with you,’” Trump falsely claimed.
The House Speaker did not “dance in the streets” when she visited San Francisco’s Chinatown, but went there to tell tourists that there was no reason to fear Chinese people due to the virus. Her visit came three weeks before six Bay Area counties implemented shelter-in-place restrictions.
On the same day as Pelosi’s visit, Trump tweeted, “The Coronavirus is very much under control in the USA. We are in contact with everyone and all relevant countries. CDC & World Health have been working hard and very smart. Stock Market starting to look very good to me!”
“Then she said, ‘He should have done it earlier,’ about me,” Trump said on Friday, pointing to himself. “And she’s dancing a month later.” He appeared to be talking about his order blocking travel from Chinas, which allowed over 40,000 travelers from China to enter the U.S. despite the coronavirus pandemic.
“These people are sick,” Trump added.
"These people are sick. Anyway … " — Trump's Memorial Day speech has now devolved into lies about Nancy Pelosi pic.twitter.com/K0ET6wBfQx
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) May 22, 2020