Pelosi Claims Trump Is ‘Cheering People’ Using Guns And Swastikas


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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi ripped President Donald Trump over his support for anti-lockdown protesters.

Pelosi accused the president of “cheering people” who bring guns and swastikas to anti-lockdown protests during a Wednesday appearance on MSNBC.  (RELATED: FLASHBACK: Feb. 24: Pelosi Stands In San Francisco’s Chinatown And Urges People To Come Out)

“When the science tells us that we can do something differently or to be socially distant, wearing your mask, doing things in a way that is appropriate, but not cheering people on, going with guns and swastikas to the legislature in Michigan and saying these are really good people,” Pelosi said.

Pelosi was referring to protests in Michigan last week where armed anti-lockdown protesters stormed the state capitol to oppose Democratic Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s strict stay at home order. Trump urged Whitmer to “make a deal” with the protesters, calling them “very good people.”

Pelosi urged members of Trump’s White House task force to discourage him from supporting anti-lockdown protesters. (RELATED: Authoritarianism On The Rise In America In The Age Of Coronavirus)


“What I don’t understand about someone associated with the task force is how the — the concern that that happened and it’s dangerous and these people can take this home with them and hurt their families and all of the rest, but they never say to the president, ‘don’t — don’t look fondly on that,'” Pelosi said. “That’s not supposed to happen.”

Protests and incidents of civil disobedience have escalated throughout the country as the coronavirus curve flattens, and Americans demand stay at home orders be lifted. Some states have begun the process of reopening as tens of millions of Americans are forced out of work over the pandemic. The most recent jobs report released Wednesday found that more than 20 million jobs were lost last month as the U.S. attempted to stop the spread of the virus.