Actor James Woods says Nancy Pelosi’s age is showing.
Woods tweeted after a Thursday press conference about COVID-19 that the 79-year-old House speaker is a “booze-and-Botox besotted old bag” who “can’t manage her dentures, much less a pandemic,” the Washington Examiner reported.
“Something to remember this November”
Woods’ comments referred to Pelosi (D-CA) and former Vice President Joe Biden’s attempts to criticize President Donald Trump and his administration’s response to the coronavirus outbreak, which has included travel restrictions and two aid bills intended to stop Wall Street panic over the economic consequences of large-scale shutdowns and help people whose jobs are being affected by the outbreak.
I love these ridiculous clowns who contend they can do better than President Trump. This booze-and-Botox besotted old bag can’t manage her dentures, much less a pandemic. Between her and Biden, they can barely manage to put a coherent sentence together. pic.twitter.com/Ze2mvKpoRp
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) March 12, 2020
A rare Hollywood conservative, Woods has been a champion of Trump on Twitter since the 2016 election. In a subsequent tweet, he pointed out that Pelosi is third in line for the presidency and urged the American public to “remember” that ahead of November.
What is truly stunning is the fact that the Speaker of the House is third in line of presidential succession. If President Trump and Vice-President Pence were incapacitated, God forbid, Nancy Pelosi would be President of the United States. Something to remember this November btw. https://t.co/FNXVYeNsN1
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) March 13, 2020
Coronavirus: Concerns and criticism
Most of the recent criticism from Pelosi and others of Trump’s response to the coronavirus pandemic has centered on the testing for the virus, which has been slow, as The Guardian notes. Trump himself addressed testing in several press conferences Friday and Saturday, telling the public that testing it be ramped up in the coming week and announcing drive-through testing locations in several large cities, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Meanwhile, the stock market had several large losses last week as people began to realize that the virus would impact public gatherings and schools, Marketwatch reported. Several states have closed all public schools and banned gatherings of 100 people or larger to facilitate social distancing in an attempt to slow the spread of the virus.
Earlier criticism accused Trump of not doing enough to slow the spread of COVID-19 and of downplaying the disease’s danger, even though he shut down travel from China almost a month ago and has been working on numerous public–private partnerships since creating a coronavirus task force headed by Vice President Mike Pence.
Indeed, Democrats like Pelosi have been eager to blame Trump for the pandemic’s spread in the U.S., thinking it will help them politically. But Trump has taken major steps forward in that regard: besides working with Congress on aid packages, he declared a national emergency Friday that will open as much as $50 billion in funding to coronavirus response efforts, according to Politico.
Of course, some of the panic in Congress may stem from the fact that many of those in charge of our legislature are at a high risk of contracting COVID-19. Both Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) are almost 80 years old; even Trump is 73.
Still, Pelosi has maintained that she and others in the House won’t be shutting the doors amid the outbreak. “We are the captains of the ship. We are the last to leave,” she told Democrats last week, according to The Hill.