Nancy Pelosi made headlines over the weekend when she made a wild accusation against President Donald Trump. “As the president fiddles, people are dying,” the Speaker told CNN on Sunday. Well, Nancy didn’t know what hit her as she got a brutal reality check. Don’t miss this.
The Democrats led by Nancy Pelosi are using the coronavirus to attack President Trump for political purposes. As we have all seen in the past, Pelosi and her cohorts always coordinate their talking points. This latest accusation claims that Trump is doing nothing and was ill-prepared to handle the pandemic and that Americans are dying.
“We should be taking every precaution,” Pelosi said on CNN. “The president, his denial at the beginning, was deadly. His delaying of getting equipment to where it — his continued delay in getting equipment to where it’s needed is deadly. Now the best thing to do would be to prevent more loss of life rather than open things up because we just don’t know.”
“I don’t know what the scientists said to him, when did this president know about this, and what did he know? What did he know, and when did he know it? That’s for an after-action review. But as the president fiddles, people are dying,” Pelosi claimed.
This accusation echoes the classic criticism of the Roman Emperor Nero, who is said to have “fiddled” as Rome burned during the Great Fire of 59 A.D. The House Speaker’s other line, “what did he know, and when did he know it,” is straight from the impeachment of former President Richard Nixon.
In fact, it was the president who was forming a coronavirus task force and having meetings, while Pelosi and her cohorts were impeaching Trump, as Cari Kelemen points out: “What was Nancy Pelosi doing while President Trump formed his CoronaVirus Task Force? Passing out her Impeachment Pens,” she tweeted.
What was Nancy Pelosi doing while President Trump formed his CoronaVirus Task Force?
Passing out her Impeachment Pens.
— Cari Kelemen (@KelemenCari) March 30, 2020
Trump acted quickly, while Pelosi delayed the coronavirus rescue bill for days.
“Yet the accusation, in Pelosi’s case, is particularly ironic. President Trump has been giving public press conferences during the coronavirus crisis, almost every day. He acted quickly against the virus, creating a Coronavirus Task Force in late January and restricting travel to and from China. The president even sent two U.S. Navy hospital ships to two epicenters of the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S.,” PJ Media reports.
“Meanwhile, just last week, Pelosi and her fellow Democrats wasted precious time by blocking a bipartisan relief bill in the Senate while pushing an alternative bill in the House, one packed with their far-left Christmas wish list,” they add.
Nancy Pelosi had claimed that her obstruction was a “jiu-jitsu” to change the bill. GOP Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy called this claim an “outright lie.”
“The fundamental portions of this bill have not changed since Sunday,” McCarthy adds. “Four months for unemployment were already decided on Sunday. The grants to keep employees hired on small businesses were already decided on Sunday.”
Only the small pork measures, like Kennedy Center funding, were added due to Pelosi’s stalling.
Americans also made sure Nancy Pelosi knows we aren’t buying what she is selling.
“PELOSI says trump fiddles while people are dying? SHE WALKED AROUND SAN FRAN’S CHINATOWN and TOLD EVERYONE ‘TO COME to EAT THERE. IT WAS SAFE’ DURING THE DANGER DAYS OF THE SARS-COVID EXPLOSION,” tweeted radio icon Michael Savage.
PELOSI says trump fiddles while people are dying? SHE WALKED AROUND SAN FRAN'S CHINATOWN and TOLD EVERYONE "TO COME EAT THERE. IT WAS SAFE' DURING THE DANGER DAYS OF THE SARS-COVID EXPLOSION
— Michael Savage (@ASavageNation) March 29, 2020
“hey Dems… this is your best and brightest. This is your speaker.. this is why the voters will NOT forget how disgusting your leadership has been during this crisis. Makes me sick,” tweeted Joe Pags Pagliarulo.
hey Dems… this is your best and brightest. This is your speaker.. this is why the voters will NOT forget how disgusting your leadership has been during this crisis. Makes me sick.https://t.co/glCUQrod5G
— Joe Pags Pagliarulo (@JoeTalkShow) March 30, 2020
“That is one of the most irresponsible comments I have ever heard from a top leader of a country! Shame on Nancy Pelosi for saying ‘As the President fiddles, people are dying,'” tweeted Pat McCory, former governor of North Carolina.
That is one of the most irresponsible comments I have ever heard from a top leader of a country! Shame on Nancy Pelosi for saying "As the President fiddles, people are dying."
— Pat McCrory (@PatMcCroryNC) March 30, 2020
“He hit the nail on the head. There was a bill & Satan held everything up with her idiotic demands with her Dummyrat bil. Every time she does something she shows what a low life, petty child she is..” tweeted JJ Pesavento.
He hit the nail on the head. There was a bill & Satan held everything up with her idiotic demands with her Dummyrat bil. Every time she does something she shows what a low life, petty child she is..https://t.co/9r7fLiXLo0
— JJ Pesavento (@rdrhwke) March 30, 2020
“Says the woman who delayed bill designed 2 relieve the American people & small businesses because she wanted 2 add her list of pork. In her seat for what seems like eternity while her district has worsened,” tweeted Ana Margarita Martinez.
Says the woman who delayed bill designed 2 relieve the American people & small businesses because she wanted 2 add her list of pork. In her seat for what seems like eternity while her district has worsened.#Coronavirus #ChinaVirus #WahunVirushttps://t.co/kY7SreRvYH
— Ana Margarita Martinez (@anamargaritam) March 30, 2020
The Democrats are on the record trying to use this pandemic to score political points.
Democrats treated this crisis as an opportunity and wasted precious time in order to push their pet projects. Indeed, House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) told lawmakers, “This is a tremendous opportunity to restructure things to fit our vision,” echoing former Obama Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, who notoriously said, “You never let a serious crisis got to waste. And what I mean by that it’s an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.”
President Trump certainly has not been “fiddling” as people die and lose their jobs. In fact, historians have said Trump’s decision to block travel from China will go down as one of the most monumental moments for an American president in saving lives.
If anyone is Nero, it is Nancy Pelosi. It was the Speaker of the House who was “fiddling” with the rescue bill while Americans sat back in lockdown losing their jobs. No amount of propaganda by the Democrats will change the truth, and we expect that truth will come back to haunt them in November.