House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) appeared on Fox News on Sunday and charged House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) with reacting inappropriately to President Trump’s COVID-19 diagnosis.
McCarthy said that Pelosi’s victim-blaming was “rather disgusting,” referencing Pelosi’s statement that Trump’s behavior prior to his diagnosis was a “brazen invitation” for a COVID-19 infection.
“This is uncalled for, especially in this time and place,” McCarthy declared. “Other nations are watching America. This is the one time we could unite together… [Trump] is sitting here trying to work with this speaker to get a COVID relief package together and these are the comments that she makes? It’s really unbecoming of that position.”
Pelosi said on Friday in response to the news of Trump’s infection:
This is tragic, it’s very sad, but it’s also something that, again, going into crowds unmasked and all the rest, was sort of a brazen initiation for something like this to happen.
It’s sad that it did but nonetheless hopeful that it will be a transition to a saner approach to what this virus is all about.
President Trump spent roughly three days in the hospital after experiencing rapid oxygen desaturation and a high fever. He returned to the White House on Monday after physicians approved his discharge.
White House physician Sean Conley announced on Tuesday that President Trump is no longer experiencing COVID-19 symptoms and is doing “extremely well.”