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For the first time since 2017, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi agreed to an interview with “Fox News Sunday,” during which she claimed that the Paycheck Protection Program will be receiving additional funding “soon,” which slamming Trump as a “weak” leader.
Host Chris Wallace quickly hit on a topic that is on the minds of millions of struggling business owners around the country: “Is there going to be a [PPP] deal and if so how soon? You know there are a lot of businesses that are running out of money and are hanging on by their fingernails.”
“Yes, and we want all of them to get what they are entitled to under the law and even more, uh, then were, uh- some of these small businesses have other requests in terms of the additional loan program, in addition to the grant program, and that’s part of our request as well,” she explained. “The money has not all been distributed although it has all been committed, and that means there is no more money. They will have more money as soon as we come to an agreement which will be soon, and I think people will be very pleased.”
TUNE IN: Chris Wallace asks Nancy Pelosi how close lawmakers are to a deal for additional small business relief. Check your local listings to watch the entire interview on FOX News Sunday and on FNC at 2P/7P ET. #FoxNewsSunday https://t.co/niTjy7qFZK
— FoxNewsSunday (@FoxNewsSunday) April 19, 2020
When Wallace broached the topic of Trump’s plan to reopen the economy, and specifically her immediate rebuke of it, Pelosi went on to paint a picture of absolute incompetence. She even went as far as to give Trump an “F” grade for what she deemed “weak” leadership.
“The president announced a plan this week to re-open the country and you immediately criticized it,” Wallace accused, going on to play a clip of Dr. Fauci giving the plan a thumb’s up. “Don’t you believe Dr. Fauci?”
“Yeah well he said ‘if this were to [be] done properly,’ but it hasn’t been done. March 4, we passed our first bill, bipartisan,” she bragged. “Testing, testing, testing. It’s over six weeks since then and it hasn’t been done. So he’s saying ‘if it is done properly.’ We’re already very late on that. But he’s right, it has to be testing, it has to be tracing – contact tracing – it has to be treatment, and it has to be quarantine.”
“The president gets an ‘F,’ a failure, on the testing,” she concluded, but not before attempting to twist the doctor’s words to fit her agenda, saying: “But Fauci — Dr. Fauci’s right. If it is done properly, it hasn’t been and I — I think when he puts in the ‘if it’s done’ is an admission that it hasn’t been done.”
(Source: Fox News)
Not about to let her off the hook, Wallace reminds Pelosi about her recently-deleted Feb 24 Twitter video in which she encouraged tourists to visit Chinatown. She was walking the streets and not wearing a mask, though she claims Trump was the one who wasn’t taking the virus seriously.
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In response, Pelosi claims that her actions weren’t meant to be seen as her not taking COVID-19 seriously, but rather as her trying “to end the discrimination, the stigma, that was going out against the Asian-American community.”
In a display of her own authoritarian desires, Pelosi also stated that she couldn’t understand the “let us work” protests taking place across the country as Americans push back against the most strict “shelter-in-place” orders.
“People are taking to the streets, pushing back against some of the more stringent in some states. Can you understand why they’re doing that?” Wallace asks the House Speaker.
“No, not really,” she replies flippantly, “because what we have to do is shelter in place. That is really the answer. Testing, tracing, treatment, shelter in place. And I do think it’s unfortunate, but you know people will do what they do.”
Calling mass unemployment, ever-growing food bank lines, and a desire to get back to work “unfortunate” could arguably be described as an understatement – and one that lacks empathy at that.
(Source: Fox News)
“What they’re doing is unfortunate,” Pelosi said of protestors. “But- what is great though is are the American people. The American people know that the good health of themselves and their families and their loved ones is what is important.”
Perhaps that is easy for her to say while locked-down in a house with a fridge full of obscenely-priced ice cream.
Nancy Pelosi brags about stockpile of $13 per pint ice cream in $24,000 fridge as Americans line food banks https://t.co/7DmN8amcRb
— Mike Lisanke (@lisanke) April 19, 2020
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