House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Wednesday, April 15, once again took to criticizing the president for putting his name on the CCP Virus (coronavirus) stimulus check and his decision to halt U.S. funding to the World Health Organization (WHO).
“Delaying direct payments to vulnerable families just to print his name on the check is another shameful example of President Trump’s catastrophic failure to treat this crisis with the urgency it demands,” Pelosi tweeted.
Delaying direct payments to vulnerable families just to print his name on the check is another shameful example of President Trump’s catastrophic failure to treat this crisis with the urgency it demands.
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) April 15, 2020
Pelosi reiterated her comments during an interview on CNN’s “The Lead,” saying, it was “shameful” President Trump’s name will appear on the stimulus checks.
The Treasury Department confirmed Wednesday that President Trump’s name will be printed on the stimulus checks, making the first time a president’s name has appeared on any IRS payments, according to The Associated Press. The Treasury added that checks will not be delayed as a result of the decision.
The president acknowledged at the White House conference that his name would be on the checks and denied claims that the signatures added any delay, reported Breitbart News.
“I do understand it’s not delaying anything, I’m satisfied with that,” President Trump said. “I don’t imagine that it will be a big deal.”
On the same day, Pelosi vowed to challenge President Trump’s decision to halt the U.S. funding, between $400 million and $500 million a year, to the WHO over its mismanaging and coverup of the spread of the CCP Virus.
“We can only be successful in defeating this global pandemic through a coordinated international response with respect for science and data,” she wrote in a statement. “But sadly, as he has since Day One, the President is ignoring global health experts, disregarding science and undermining the heroes fighting on the frontline, at great risk to the lives and livelihoods of Americans and people around the world.”
“This is another case, as I have said, of the President’s ineffective response, that ‘a weak person, a poor leader, takes no responsibility. A weak person blames others. This decision is dangerous, illegal and will be swiftly challenged,'” she said.