President Trump delivered a message of hope and optimism about the US’s progress in the fight against COVID-19, while Democrat nominee Joe Biden warned that the US is headed toward a “dark” winter.
Democrats thrive on fearmongering, a fact House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is well aware of, and she just rushed to the media on Friday morning to attack Trump’s optimism about the virus, warning that the US is nowhere near “turning the corner.”
In response to Trump’s comment that America is “turning the corner” on COVID-19 as new therapeutics and vaccines emerge, Pelosi told MSNBC on Friday: “The president is delusional when he says we’ve turned the corner on this. We haven’t. We have miles to go.”
Pelosi warned that the only way to make any progress against the virus is for the GOP to capitulate to her legislative demands, arguing that the White House and Republican legislators must “they must allocate the resources in a way that, again, follows CDC guidelines to crush the virus.”
Pelosi has been stonewalling progress toward COVID-19 relief because GOP legislators are wary of multi-trillion-dollar spending plans that would plunge the US deeper into debt.
Despite her unwillingness to negotiate with the GOP, Pelosi continues to attempt to blame others for her own refusal to back down on her partisan goals.
“In our legislation which I hope that the administration is just on the verge of accepting, they would, they must follow the science,” Pelosi said, without explaining what science the GOP is not following. “They must allocate the resources in a way that, again, follows CDC guidelines to crush the virus. Everything else we’re talking about will just continue and perhaps worsen unless we crush the virus.”
So follow the science, mask-wearing, testing, treatment, sanitation, get the job done that way. Up until now, they have resisted that. The biggest step forward I’m happy about in the negotiations is I think they’re about to embrace the science in a substantial way that, of course, also addresses the fact that more people in the minority community have died from this COVID-19 than in the white community. Children, black children, Hispanic children have five to eight times more chance of going to the hospital from COVID than a white child.
So we have worked our way through this. Now, with some other differences, but we put pen to paper. We’re writing the bill, and hopefully, we’ll be able to resolve some of the other differences. We could do that before the election if the president wants to. I think he does. I think — I know we do. But we want this to be a bipartisan bill, the next bill to come to the floor, one that removes all doubt that it would become the law.
Democrats have made it very clear within the last several months that the only way that COVID-19 will be “crushed” is if their political goals are achieved. Until then, don’t expect any progress to be made in getting the nation back to work.