House Speaker Nancy Pelosi got a little annoyed Tuesday on CNN when host Dana Bash brought up President Donald Trump’s recent rhetoric on coronavirus and America’s response.
“I don’t have time to follow people’s twits- tweets, Twitters, whatever, tweets, so, don’t expect me to comment on that,” Pelosi said.
“Well, even beyond Twitter, the president of the United States is signaling that he could open it up,” Bash said.
“I don’t care. I don’t care! I don’t care!” Pelosi said.
“What is your opinion on that?” Bash continued to ask.
“My opinion is that it is not scientific-based. He’s notion-mongering as he does almost everyday,” Pelosi said. “So rather than waste any time commenting on the president, I would rather spend our time focusing on the fact that, any president or anybody with responsibility should be scientifically inclined, evidence-based, data, what is going to make the difference.”
“Our people want to return to work. They will practice Social Distancing and all else, and Seniors will be watched over protectively & lovingly,” Trump tweeted Tuesday. “We can do two things together. THE CURE CANNOT BE WORSE (by far) THAN THE PROBLEM! Congress MUST ACT NOW. We will come back strong!”
Our people want to return to work. They will practice Social Distancing and all else, and Seniors will be watched over protectively & lovingly. We can do two things together. THE CURE CANNOT BE WORSE (by far) THAN THE PROBLEM! Congress MUST ACT NOW. We will come back strong!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 24, 2020
Trump made similar remarks Monday on Twitter, including a post with every letter capitalized.
Meanwhile, members of Congress continue to try to work out a massive relief package for Americans. Pelosi’s plan, released Monday, allows for $300,000,000 for refugees and migrants. (RELATED: Pelosi’s Coronavirus Bill Pushes Provisions Unrelated To The Crisis)