President Donald Trump just spoke out to blast House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, blaming her and her fellow Democrats for blocking coronavirus aid that would help millions of Americans.
Trump said that while he is personally involved in negotiations with Congress, he has no intention of meeting in person with “Crazy Nancy” Pelosi to break the logjam.
“What the Democrats want, they’re slow-rolling it and all they’re really interested in is bailout money to bail out radical left governors and radical left mayors,” Trump said, according to Breitbart News. He went on to cite Chicago, Portland, and New York City as examples of cities that have been run poorly by Democrats, saying that they don’t deserve bailouts.
“We’re really not interested in that,” Trump said.
The president also blasted Democrats for failing to act to help Americans still suffering from the effects of the virus and the economic shutdowns.
“They’re not interested in the people. They’re not interested in unemployment. They’re not interested in evictions,” Trump said.
This comes days after White House chief of staff Mark Meadows publicly attacked Democrats in Congress for refusing to work with Republicans to negotiate a deal, stating they had made “zero offers.”
“The Democrats believe they have all the cards on their side, and they’re willing to play their cards at the expense of those that are hurting,” he said.
This comes after Pelosi publicly attacked Dr. Deborah Birx, who is on the White House coronavirus task force.
“I think the president is spending — spreading disinformation about the virus and she is his — she is his appointee,” Pelosi said to ABC. “So, I don’t have confidence there, no.”
The White House immediately fired back to defend Birx.
“It is deeply irresponsible of Speaker Pelosi to repeatedly try to undermine & create public distrust in Dr Birx, the top public health professional on the coronavirus task force,” said Alyssa Farah, the White House’s director of strategic communications. “It’s also just wrong. Period. Hard stop.”