During an interview Friday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) discussed President Donald Trump’s coronavirus diagnosis.
Although she began by offering her condolences, the California Democrat quickly went on the attack.
Pelosi promotes Heroes Act
“Of course, as with everyone, we all receive that news with great sadness,” Pelosi told MSNBC personality Stephanie Ruhle. “I always pray for the president and his family that they are safe. I continue to do so more intensified.”
“And I know that he will have the best of care, and that’s what we want for everyone in our country,” the veteran San Francisco congresswoman continued.
Pelosi then went on to use Trump’s condition as an opportunity to tout the Heroes Act, a multi-trillion dollar piece of legislation put together by House Democrats.
She expressed hope “this will be a moment where people will understand that what we have in our Heroes bill and have had in our conversations over and over is we must have testing, tracing, treatment, we must have spatial distancing, we must be wearing our masks, we must have sanitation, because it can help crush the virus and stop the spread.”
“So maybe now that people who see the president of the United States with all the protection that he has and the first lady still having this exposure, it might be, as you say, a learning experience,” Pelosi remarked. “But more than learning, it has to be something that is acted upon. This is tragic — it’s very sad.”
She next tried to somehow link the president’s campaign conduct to his having contracted COVID, calling his behavior, “a brazen invitation.”
“But it is also something that, again, going into crowds, unmasked and all the rest was sort of a brazen invitation for something like this to happen,” the speaker said.
She concluded by declaring, “Sad that it did, but nonetheless hopeful that it will be a transition to a saner approach to what this virus is all about.”
In fact, there is no evidence that Trump’s appearance at a Thursday campaign rally in Duluth, Minnesota had anything to do with him becoming infected.
As Fox News reported, the president is believed to have contracted coronavirus from White House adviser Hope Hicks, who traveled with him to the event.