An elected official, who is responsible for ensuring the Democratic Party passes legislation in the House, accused the president of causing thousands of deaths and ruining the economy during a deadly pandemic.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has blamed President Donald Trump for causing thousands of Americans to lose their lives to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Virus. She claims the president rejected some of the framework to help respond to the rising number of CCP Virus cases.

At the time of publication the disease had infected more than 644,000 Americans and killed over 28,500 people across the United States, according to the Worldometer website.

“The truth is that Donald Trump dismantled the infrastructure handed to him, which was meant to plan for and overcome a pandemic, resulting in unnecessary deaths and economic disaster,” the Pelosi said in a statement to fellow Democrats. “In January Donald Trump was warned about this pandemic, ignored those warnings, took insufficient action, and caused unnecessary death and disaster. The truth is that Donald Trump told his most loyal followers that the pandemic was a hoax and that it would magically disappear, thus endangering lives and paving the way for economic disaster.”

The remarks appeared to be at odds with the Trump administration’s quick decision to close the borders to mainland Chinese nationals and introduce a variety of disease prevention measures, including keeping a 6-foot distance from others and staying at home unless it is absolutely necessary to travel for work, shopping for household items, attending medical appointments, or performing outdoor exercise.

Pelosi also appeared to ignore the fact that a prolonged national economic shutdown would not only help slow the spread of the CCP Virus but also result in a downturn from the economic boom the Trump administration helped create through reducing red tape and tax cuts to big business.

“Because of an incompetent reaction to this health crisis, the strong economy handed to Donald Trump is now a disaster, causing the suffering of countless Americans and endangering lives,” she said. “We did not have proper testing available in March despite Trump repeatedly claiming that we did; and even now, we do not have adequate tests, masks, personal protective equipment (PPE,) and necessary equipment, which creates unnecessary death and suffering.”

However, the White House confirmed the Trump administration has completed more than 3.3 million CCP Virus tests and delivered personal protective equipment (PPE) across the nation.

“The federal government has ordered and shipped hundreds of millions of PPE items around the country,” a representative said on Twitter.

Home Depot co-founder Bernie Marcus believes the Democratic Party should actually be blamed for ignoring early signs of a worldwide pandemic because its members were too busy trying to impeach the president.

“This whole country was tied up for 2.5 months on the impeachment, nobody in Congress was doing what they had to do,” he told Fox Business Network’s “Mornings with Maria” program. “They should have been investigating what was happening with this pandemic [that] had started in China. They were not aware of it because so they were so focused—The New York Times and The Washington Post, and everybody else was so focused on the impeachment.”

Marcus believes had the Democrats not launched the impeachment inquiry and subsequent trial in the Senate, the federal government would have acted sooner to contain the CCP Virus.