Well, she’s not wrong.
Courtesy of The Guardian:
Nancy Pelosi, the top Democrat in Congress, delivered a devastating critique of Donald Trump on Sunday, accusing the president directly of costing American lives through his constant denials and delays in response to the coronavirus outbreak.
“The president’s denial at the beginning was deadly,” the House speaker told CNN’s State of the Union. “His delay in getting equipment to where it’s needed is deadly … As the president fiddles, people are dying.”
About 2,200 Covid-19 deaths had been confirmed in the US by Sunday morning, among about 125,000 confirmed cases, the most in any country.
Asked if she was saying Trump’s early downplaying of the severity of the crisis had “cost American lives”, Pelosi replied: “Yes, I am. I’m saying that.”
Pelosi indicated that an investigation of Trump’s actions would be pursued once the worst of the disaster was over.
“What did he know?” she asked, echoing congressional investigators who brought down Richard Nixon. “When did he know it?”
For now, she said, it was a question of making sure the president stopped failing to act.
“We still don’t have adequate testing,” Pelosi said, “and we still don’t have protective equipment for our health workers who are risking their own lives to save lives.”
I think only Trump’s most adamant followers, the deplorables if you will, would try to defend his anemic response to this pandemic.
Trump had time to prepare, time to get all the medical equipment ready and relief packages in the pipeline before the virus hit hard. and he did only the minimum.
And he only did that after being shamed by the media and criticized by the Democrats.
So yeah, people died in direct response to Trump’s lack of leadership.
As usual Nancy is dead on.