Nancy Pelosi blames President Trump for the coronavirus deaths and even suggested she would conduct an investigation after the pandemic concludes to determine what he knew and when.
“His denial at the beginning was deadly,” Pelosi said during a segment with CNN’s Jake Tapper.
“As the president fiddles, people are dying,” she added.
“Of course, there’s no truth to this, even if the media allies run with it,” BizPac Review reports.
Trump did act right from the start, even mentioning the coronavirus outbreak during his February “State of the Union” speech.
“Protecting Americans’ health also means fighting infectious diseases,” Trump said all the way back on February 4th, per the report. “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.”
On January 31, Trump issued a ban on travel from China, and we are now reminded that the president talked about the coronavirus four days later during his State of the Union address — you know, the one Pelosi stood up before the American people and ripped in half.
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.
According to the report, it just might be Nancy Pelosi who refused to act.
We know what Democrats were focused on in January.
For two weeks and six days, between Jan. 16 – Feb. 5, as the coronavirus was taking hold in the U.S., Pelosi and Co. were consumed with their failed impeachment trial in the U.S. Senate.
Not only did this partisan campaign to unseat a duly elected president distract the nation, it also distracted President Trump.