As Trump speaks, Pelosi warns Americans to 'ignore the lies'

Joanna Estrada
April 15, 2020

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told fellow Democrats on Monday that it was "almost sinful" the way the Trump administration has handled the epidemic over the novel Wuhan coronavirus, citing the federal government's failure to provide adequate testing along with personal protective equipment for states caught shorthanded. The speaker says she had used the Easter weekend to reflect on the "unbearably sad time" the country is now facing due to the pandemic.

"The truth is a weak person, a poor leader, takes no responsibility", she wrote.

We could find no record of Pelosi making the remark or any comment with similar meaning (or any instance of Pelosi referring to Trump as a "common person"), thus it appears to have been made up and falsely attributed to her.

"The more misrepresentations he puts out there, the more it obscures the truth", Pelosi said of President Donald Trump's actions regarding the virus in a private phone call with members of her caucus, according to Politico. "From this moment on, Americans must ignore lies and start to listen to scientists and other respected professionals in order to protect ourselves and our loved ones".

In addition to the public health impacts, Pelosi blamed Trump's decisions for "paving the way for economic disaster", noting that the pandemic has caused many Americans financial hardship.

The truth is because of an incompetent reaction to this health crisis, the strong economy handed to Donald Trump is now a disaster, causing the suffering of countless Americans and endangering lives.

The congressional representative from San Francisco opened the letter talking about the Easter holiday providing her "a time for deeper prayer and reflection" as she thought about the "unbearably sad time" Americans were now sharing in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, mourning the loss of loved ones, dealing with loss of work and income and the upending of life as we know it.

"The Speaker should stop lying and pay attention to the facts", he added.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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