Trump’s response to the Coronavirus pandemic has been faraway from exemplary. Many political leaders are criticizing Trump’s response as America keeps grueling under the pressure of the rising Coronavirus cases. Nancy Pelosi, the House Speaker, gave her interview on Fox News Sunday and has brazenly called Trump a weak leader. She gave her an F regarding his leadership quality.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi gave President Trump an ‘F’ for what she called “weak” leadership during the coronavirus pandemic and promised that despite recent snags, Congress will “soon” reach an agreement for adding $250 billion to replenish a program that gives forgivable loans to small businesses.
Pelosi, in her first “Fox News Sunday” interview since 2017, accused Trump of ignoring scientific evidence in formulating an idea for the state to get over the pandemic that has to pack up most of the economy.
“Leaders — leaders take responsibility. So I said he’s a weak leader. He doesn’t take responsibility. He places blame — blame on others,” Pelosi said. “And which may are OK before, but we cannot continue down a path that’s, again I’ll come to science, science, science, evidence, data on how we should always proceed .”
Trump announced his plan last week, and Pelosi remained critical of the president albeit Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said the plan’s first phase if administered properly, could provide enough testing for it to figure.
When asked if she believes Fauci, Pelosi said she does, but pointed to what she called a “failure” to perform sufficient testing so far as evidence that the administration has already come up short.
“But we’re way late thereon which may be a failure. The president gets an F, a failure on the testing,” Pelosi said. “But Fauci — Dr. Fauci’s right. If it’s done properly, it hasn’t been and that I — I feel when he puts within the ‘if it’s done’ is an admission that it hasn’t been done.”
Host Chris Wallace countered Pelosi’s claim that Trump didn’t take the pandemic seriously enough before March by showing a video of her walking the streets of Chinatown on Feb. 24 without a mask and inspiring tourists to travel there. within the clip, Pelosi said it had been “very safe” there.
Pelosi insisted that this wasn’t an example of her taking the outbreak lightly, and claimed it had been only meant “to end the discrimination, the stigma, that was going out against the Asian-American community.”
Trump and other Republicans have blasted Pelosi in recent days for her refusal to right away go alongside adding funds to the Paycheck Protection Program, which provides small businesses forgivable loans to pay their employees and other expenses while they suffer as a result of stay-at-home orders. The program’s initial $350 billion has already been depleted, but Democrats wouldn’t add the $250 billion Republicans have involved without also addressing other concerns.
“We want to feature extra money there,” Pelosi said, but added that “it is extremely urgent though that we support our — our police and fire, our health care workers, our nurses, our teachers.” She stated “that’s what the state and the native government is about, is meeting the requirements of the coronavirus. And everything that we’re doing is about the coronavirus, understand that.”
Despite the impasse that has resulted so far, Pelosi claimed that there has been progressing on reaching a deal, which small businesses will see relief within the near future.
“They will have extra money as soon as we come to an agreement — which can be soon,” she said. “And I feel people are going to be very happy because these small businesses must thrive during a community where they’re, again, health is important to them opening up.”
n terms of how Congress will act, Pelosi, addressed a possible rule change to permit remote voting for the nonce. The speaker opposed this within the past but said Rules Committee Chairman Jim McGovern and House Administration Committee Chairwoman Zoe Lofgren said that proxy voting might be workable within constitutional and security-based requirements.
“I’m taking their recommendation. It wasn’t a change — my attitude was always, if it’s possible, let’s see what the choices are,” Pelosi said. “This is what they need come and said it’s possible. And we’ll see — and it’s to be bipartisan. We’ll see how our colleagues on the opposite side of the aisle — I feel there’s some openness thereto .”