The gamesmanship between this administration and Democrat leadership just got kicked up a notch.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) reportedly had a meltdown about President Trump’s coronavirus response on caucus calls, calling his actions “almost sinful” in the midst of a national crisis.
Pressure to reopen the economy
The U.S. is fast approaching the danger zone in which it will be far too late for far too many business owners, large and small alike, to save their businesses.
The recent stimulus is helpful to pay employees, but it does little to help the actual business owner replace their income. With the looming threat of regional extended lockdowns, it doesn’t look good for our economy.
President Trump knows that if these businesses are not up and running again soon, they will be gone forever, something he does not want to see happen. During his last few press conferences, it has been made very clear that he wants to start working on a plan to re-open the country — in stages if necessary.
Nancy Pelosi, on the other hand, does not want Trump to move quickly on that front, and made her feelings known during the call, according to Politico.
Democrats, including Pelosi, are now pushing the narrative that more misinformation comes from the daily press conferences than real information. It is not experts like Dr. Anthony Fauci and Dr. Deborah Birx that Pelosi is questioning but rather the information being given by the President himself.
Pelosi reportedly told her caucus, “The more misrepresentations he puts out there, the more it obscures the truth. We have to insist upon the truth — what they’re saying is not knowledge, is not facts, is not real.”
The president has a new task force headed up by business leaders to figure out the best way to approach reopening, but he has also said health experts will have a say.
There are more than three dozen states with less than 10,000 cases and more than 30 states that still don’t even have 5,000 cases. There are 19 states that have yet to reach 2,000 cases, yet Democrats want the entire nation shut down indefinitely.
Nobody is saying the hard-hit states should be fully re-opened right now, but as even New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said on Monday, “The worst is over … We can control the spread.” A more tailored national response is now required in order to suppress the outbreak without permanently required, but Democrats aren’t having it.
The loser in all of this is the American people, most of whom are simply left scratching their heads trying to figure out why Congress and the White House are incapable of getting along during a massive crisis.