Pelosi nicknames Trump ‘Mr. Make Matters Worse’
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told CBS on Sunday that she has a new name for President Donald Trump.
“This president, I have a new name for him, Mr. Make Matters Worse,” Pelosi said. “He has made matters worse from the start, delay, denial, it’s a hoax, it’ll go away magically, it’s a miracle, and all the rest and we’re in this situation.”
During the interview, Pelosi also attacked Trump for his calls to return children to schools despite increasing coronavirus cases.
“The best way to send our children to school is to fund it,” she said. “The ventilation, the spacing, the additional teachers. And to lower the infection right in the community in which they exist. That takes money, that’s in the HEROES Act.”
At the same time as Pelosi was putting a nickname on the president, he was calling her names on Twitter.
“Crazy Nancy Pelosi said I made a mistake when I banned people from infected China from entering the U.S. in January. Tens of thousands of lives were saved, as she danced in the Streets of Chinatown (SF) in late February. Biden agreed with her, but soon admitted that I was right,” Trump tweeted.
The Democrat-controlled House of Representatives passed the $3 trillion HEROES Act back in May but it was killed in the Republican-led Senate. The GOP said the bill was rushed and spent far too much money while not addressing the core problems. Pelosi says that Republicans delaying the passage of another relief bill has caused suffering for Americans.
“For them to come now when we’re right on the brink when people are hungry in our country, children, millions of children, are food insecure, many families who never thought they would go to a food bank are going to food banks, and we need more money for food stamps and emergency nutrition programs, and they’re resisting that,” she said. “This is so unfair.”
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says the Senate will introduce its plan this week and relief is coming to Americans.
“The Senate majority has assembled a framework for CARES 2. It is tailored precisely to this phase of the crisis to deliver more relief to the American people. It represents an agreement in principle with the administration, and will be introduced next week,” the leader tweeted.
Despite not calling for as much funding as Pelosi would like, Trump is asking Congress to spend $105 billion on schools in the next coronavirus stimulus bill. The GOP bill is closer to $1 trillion dollars, a significant reduction from the Democratic bill.
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