An elected official, who is responsible for ensuring the Democratic Party passes legislation in the House, raised eyebrows after accusing the president of holding a political gathering to make him feel more important.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) claims President Donald Trump is endangering lives by proceeding with his 2020 Make America Great Again Rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on June 20.
“What I am concerned about is the attitude of the president and the vice president of the United States, for the president to have this ego trip that he wants to take to Tulsa to have a mass rally of people coming together, endangering their own health and the people that they go home to,” she told CNN according to Breitbart.
When CNN anchor Brianna Keilar showed a video of the president using both of his hands to lift a glass of water to drink, Pelosi suggested she does not make the president’s wellbeing a top priority.
“I have concerns about the health of the American people,” she said. “I have concerns about the statements the president has made, minimizing the risk that the coronavirus has made to their good health–that is what I am concerned about.”
Pelosi attacked the Oval Office for expressing concern about examples of misinformation the mainstream media has spread to create unnecessary panic about the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) Virus.
“They are blaming this concern about the virus on the press, that it is something that you all have cooked up,” she said. “They should reciprocate in kind and have some concern about the health of the American people, and not blame it on the press.”
She also claimed the nation was not testing enough Americans even though data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website shows the United States carried out the world’s highest number of CCP Virus tests, with more than 25 million procedures completed at the time of publication.
“In terms of what they have done, it is cause for celebration? I do not think so but we really have to, we have to get this under control,” she said. “They should wear masks, they were way behind in our testing in our country and the rate of deaths in our country, we are among the worst in the world because we did not pay serious attention to this.”
Pelosi revealed she prays for a cure, vaccine, and good health for Americans, and used the opportunity to once again attack the Oval Office.
“We are prayerful about praying for a cure and a vaccine and for the good health of the American people, not to minimize the risk they are taking because the president does not want to wear a mask, and he wants an ego trip in Tulsa, Oklahoma,” she said.
The president backed the CDC’s statistics on CCP Virus testing and believes it is better to have an accurate number of people who are infected than a lower estimate.
“Our testing is so much bigger and more advanced than any other country (we have done a great job on this) that it shows more cases,” he said on Twitter. “Without testing, or weak testing, we would be showing almost no cases. Testing is a double edged sword—makes us look bad but good to have.”