Before jumping into House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) statement feet first, it was fun to respond to Donald Trump’s bizarre comment. The task was trying to figure which approach she would take. Saturday night, the president held the big kick-off to his 2020 presidential kick-off with much fanfare.
The campaign anticipated filling the Bank of Oklahoma to the rafters with just under 20,000 people packed in tight all the way up to the rafters. Given the president was expecting between 100,000 and one million of his followers, the 6,200 number must have hit with a thud.
Apparently, the rally had been held to improve the president’s mood. One can imagine that the ride in Air Force One back to the White House would have been a sorry trip. Six of the Secret Service front team came down with COVID-19.
The man who occasionally sits in the Oval Office has always been a germaphobe, shaking hands must have held a special negative charge for him.
Instead, Trump dove into the deep end of the virus pool. It seems, he cannot swim. Will he take the liferaft the Speaker was handing him, or will he prefer to drown. It appeared that the only real ways to halt the deadly pandemic according to Pelosi were:
‘Testing, tracing, treatment & social distancing are the only tools we have to stop the spread of the coronavirus.’
That made about as much sense as not biting into a cupcake all year so that the individual always has one. Where has the president’s mind gone?
Of course, it makes more sense to test, because that gives the healthcare professionals a clearer idea of where the hotspots are located. In addition, reverse socializing allows the statisticians the opportunity to map out where the pandemic has been, where it is going, and how many individuals have been infected.
She continued, noting that:
‘The President’s efforts to slow down testing to hide the true extent of the virus means more Americans will lose their lives.’
According to Pelosi’s statement released on Sunday, after the president said that he had “ordered officials to slow coronavirus besting to keep case numbers low:”
‘Testing, tracing, treatment and social distancing are the only tools we have to stop the spread of the coronavirus, but President Trump orders his Administration to slow down the testing that saves lives.’
Trump suggested “slowing down. desperately needed testing” would slow down the COVID-19 pandemic:
‘The President’s efforts to slow down desperately needed testing to hide the true extent of the virus mean more Americans will lose their lives. ‘
There would not be fewer cases of coronavirus, the deaths would just not be attributed to the disease:
‘It’s Tuesday, members of the Trump Administration’s coronavirus task force will testify before the Energy & Commerce committee. The American people are owed answers about why President Trump wants less testing when experts say much more is needed.’
Pelosi hit the real problem on the head. Trump is “ethically unfit and intellectually unprepared to lead.” Then, the Speaker urged the Senate Leader Mitch McConnell to “stop obstructing the heroes act:”
‘The President is ethically unfit and intellectually unprepared to lead. Senator McConnell must stop obstructing The Heroes Act and the life-saving testing resources it provides.’
Twitter world went nuts after Pelosi spoke out, mocking Trump. Take a look at some of the responses we saw below:
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