Pelosi Upstages Trump With Coronavirus Announcement To America


House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) grew up as the youngest of seven children with six older brothers. Then, she raised five of her own children, which prepared her well to deal with Donald Trump. He does not like it, but the Speaker gives him no choice.

Speaker Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) joined together to issue a joint statement to the president regarding coronavirus and its impact on people. They urged POTUS to “move more quickly and seriously,” according to the Speaker’s website:

‘The administration must move more quickly and seriously to address the severe impacts of the coronavirus on the financial security of America’s families.’

She tweeted her demands to both Americans and the administration urging Trump to prioritize the “health and safety of American workers” over “corporate interests:”

.@SenSchumer & I are demanding that the Trump Administration prioritize the health and safety of American workers and their families over corporate interests. #coronavirus’

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As the OVID-19 virus spreads across the nation, the stock market dropped as it did in 2008. However, the more immediate need was that of the people who keep this great machine, the American economy, running. Pelosi wrote:

We are hoping to work with the administration on a coordinated, government-wide plan to respond to the coronavirus.  We are pleased that we passed an emergency response bill on an overwhelming, bipartisan basis that provided a significant increase in resources beyond the administration’s request. ‘

The Speaker noted that Trump has only added to the chaos that has rendered his administration even more disassembled POTUS’ only solution appeared to be throwing tax cuts at the corporations:

‘However, President Trump continues to manufacture needless chaos within his administration and it is hampering the government’s response to the coronavirus outbreak.  In light of reports that the Trump administration is considering new tax cuts for major corporations impacted by the coronavirus, we are demanding that the administration prioritize the health and safety of American workers and their families over corporate interests.’

Democratic leaders demanded paid sick leave for workers in their “people-focused initiatives.” Pelosi and Schumer made it easy for the White House. All this administration had to do was follow these eight steps. This was crisis management in a goodwill box:

  • ‘Paid sick leave — workers impacted by quarantine orders or responsible for caring for children impacted by school closures must receive paid sick leave to alleviate the devastating consequences of lost wages;
  • ‘Enhanced Unemployment Insurance — we must ensure unemployment insurance benefits are available and sufficient for workers who may lose their jobs from the economic impacts of the epidemic;
  • ‘Food security — we must expand SNAP, WIC, school lunch and other initiatives and suspend implementation of any regulations that weaken federal food assistance, in order to ensure vulnerable populations do not lose access to food during this epidemic;
  • ‘Clear protections for frontline workers — we must have clear standards and sufficient distribution of necessary protective equipment for health care and other workers who are in contact with people who have been exposed or are suffering from the virus as well as the people responsible for cleaning buildings and public facilities;
  • ‘Widespread and free coronavirus testing — to control the spread of coronavirus, the administration must ensure that all Americans who need an evaluation are able to access locations for cost-free testing and rapidly increase the unacceptably low daily test processing capacity inside the U.S.;
  • ‘Affordable treatment for all — patients must be reimbursed for any non-covered coronavirus-related costs, or else the epidemic will be worsened because Americans will fear they cannot afford the costs associated with treatment;
  • ‘Anti-price gouging protections — we must ensure that Americans are protected from price gouging of medical and non-medical essentials during this emergency;
  • ‘Increase capacity of medical system — we must use our emergency response mechanisms to mobilize resources and facilities in order to respond to surges in demand.’

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