President Trump hammered an “incompetent” Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats for trying to use fears over the coronavirus as a political tool.
The President was asked during a press conference Wednesday night to respond to critics of the administration’s response to the outbreak.
“What is your response to Speaker Pelosi, who said earlier today you don’t know what you’re talking about [with] the coronavirus?” one reporter asked. “I’m also wondering if you’d want to address critics who say you can’t be trusted about what your administration is saying?”
Trump, as is typical, didn’t hold anything back.
“I think Speaker Pelosi is incompetent,” he said before predicting the House Speaker was about to lose control of Congress and has uplifted his poll numbers due to said incompetence.
“I think she’s incompetent and I think she’s not thinking about the country,” Trump continued. “Instead of making a statement like that, she should be saying we have to work together because we have a big problem potentially … ”
Trump calls Nancy Pelosi incompetent and attacks Chuck Schumer pic.twitter.com/lFpOp1yCiG
— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) February 27, 2020
Hammers ‘Cryin’ Chuck’ Too
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Trump pivoted to Chuck Schumer who has, for the entirety of the President’s time in the White House, consistently complained whenever he requests funds to help protect the well-being of Americans.
“He goes out and says the president only asks for $2.5 billion. He should have $8.5 billion. This is the first time I’ve ever been told we should take more. Usually, it’s we have to take less,” Trump complained.
“We should be working together. He shouldn’t be making statements like that because it’s so bad for the country.”
The President then suggested Pelosi and the Democrats were “trying to create a panic” by using coronavirus fears as a means to “get a political advantage.”
Is he wrong? Is there anybody reading this right now that honestly believes the Democrats won’t be almost giddy if an American happens to be stricken and die from the outbreak? You know – like they do with every shooting that makes the news?
.@SpeakerPelosi is a disgrace.
The coronavirus is not a time to try and score political points.
This is an issue that needs to be handled seriously, yet, Nancy can only focus on trying to insult Trump.
Her obsession with hating Trump is not only annoying, it is dangerous! https://t.co/OfrxvEnQW5
— DeAnna for Congress🇺🇸vs Nancy (@DeAnna4Congress) February 27, 2020
Why Is Trump Ticked?
If you’re the least bit curious as to why President Trump is so furious with Democrats’ response to the coronavirus outbreak, take a look at these divisive comments used to score cheap political points.
We’ll start with Crazy Nancy and Cryin’ Chuck. you can decide if these statements are meant for the good of the country or the good of their political careers.
Weeks after the #TrumpBudget called for slashing the CDC budget during this coronavirus epidemic, this undersized funding request shows an ongoing failure to understand urgent public health needs.
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) February 25, 2020
— Steve Herman (@W7VOA) February 25, 2020
How do those gripes make the situation any better? How does that move us forward in the fight against fears of a pandemic?
All of the top presidential candidates have made similar politically motivated comments:
We are in the midst of a crisis with the coronavirus. We need to lead the way with science — not Donald Trump’s record of hysteria, xenophobia, and fear-mongering. He is the worst possible person to lead our country through a global health emergency.
— Joe Biden (Text Join to 30330) (@JoeBiden) February 1, 2020
Tomorrow, I’m introducing a plan that takes every dime Donald Trump is spending on his wall, and diverting it to fighting the coronavirus. #CNNTownHall
— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) February 27, 2020
Today, HHS Secretary Alex Azar wouldn’t guarantee that a coronavirus vaccine would be affordable to all.
Under the Trump doctrine, if you’re wealthy you can buy a vaccine, but if you’re poor or working class you may get sick or even die.
That is outrageous and unacceptable. 2/3
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) February 27, 2020
With the coronavirus at our doorstep, Trump has left us very exposed. There’s no I in team. But the only letter Trump knows is I.
Being a good leader requires being a good planner
When it comes to the coronavirus, Donald Trump is neither. #CNNTownHall
— Mike Bloomberg (@MikeBloomberg) February 27, 2020
Trump is running budget deficits like a drunken casino owner, but he cut money to protect against global pandemics.
— Tom Steyer (@TomSteyer) February 26, 2020
Then there are our pals in the media who are blaming Trump for a virus that generated in China.
The New York Times is all consumed with Trump Derangement Syndrome when it comes to Coronavirus. pic.twitter.com/KKOgxdL8OL
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) February 27, 2020
In reality, President Trump issued travel restrictions from China and formed a Coronavirus Task Force which the media tried to label as another example of the administration’s racism.
Trump then declared a public health emergency and requested billions of dollars to help fight and restrict the spread of coronavirus.
“The Democrats’ response to Coronavirus underscores how they would rather stoke fear and play politics than work with President Trump,” Steve Guest, RNC Rapid Response Director said in a statement.
‘Never let a crisis go to waste’ has – and always will be – their mantra.
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