President Trump on Wednesday ripped House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer over their criticism of his response to the coronavirus threat — charging that they were playing politics while he was trying to protect the American people.
“I think Speaker Pelosi is incompetent. I think she’s not thinking about the country,” he said when asked about the California Democrat’s statement that Trump didn’t know what he was doing in his response to the threat.
“Instead of making a statement like that where I’ve been beating her routinely at everything, instead of making a statement like that, she should be saying we have to work together because we have a big problem potentially and maybe it’s going to be a very little problem,” Trump said at the White House during a press briefing on the administration’s response to the worldwide virus.
“I hope that it’s going to be a very little problem but we have to work together. Instead she wants to do the same thing with ‘Crying’ Chuck Schumer,” he said.
The New York senator had panned the administration’s request for $2.5 billion to combat the virus, saying it wasn’t enough, and urged Congress to spend $8.5 billion.
“He goes out and says the president only asks for $2.5 million. He should have $8.5 billion. This is the first time I’ve ever been told we should take more, usually it’s we have to take less,” the president said.
“He shouldn’t be making statements like that because it’s so bad for the country, and Nancy Pelosi, she should go back to her district [and get it] cleaned it up. I’m just saying, we should all be working together. She’s trying to create a panic and there’s no reason to panic because we have done so good,” he asserted.
“All they’re trying to do is get a political advantage. This isn’t about political advantage, we’re all trying to do the right thing. They shouldn’t be saying this is terrible, president trump isn’t asking for enough money. How stupid a thing to say?”
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