House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is blaming President Trump for American lives lost to the coronavirus 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.
But, was he fiddling? Is any of what she said true?
“Of course, there’s no truth to the assertion, even if her media allies do run with the narrative,” BizPac Review reports.
Trump acted 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.”
Here’s more from the report:
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.
Nancy didn’t think this was of any import… pic.twitter.com/znoOPBRyg4
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) April 1, 2020
— Turning Point USA (@TPUSA) March 30, 2020
According to the report, it might be Pelosi who refused to act.
When the first cases of the coronavirus were confirmed in January, Pelosi and her fellow Democrats in the House were busy impeaching President Trump:
The irony in all of this is that Speaker Pelosi’s obstructionism delayed passage of the coronavirus relief package hurriedly put together to help desperate Americans, all so she could slip in as many liberal goodies as possible — like $25 million for the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
Of course, 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, understandably so.