Nancy Pelosi wishes that she hadn’t ignored the coronavirus crisis in the beginning.
Her inclusive strategy for dealing with it was mind-bogglingly insane.
Nancy Pelosi’s career exploded. She tried to change history with these 10 words.
At the beginning of the crisis, what Democrats were worried about wasn’t the coronavirus.
They were more worried about Trump’s “xenophobia” banning travel with China.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio urged New Yorkers not to worry about coronavirus or let it curtail their daily lives in any way.
“Since I’m encouraging New Yorkers to go on with your lives + get out on the town despite Coronavirus, I thought I would offer some suggestions,” de Blasio tweeted on March 2. “Here’s the first: thru Thurs 3/5 go see The Traitor [at Lincoln Center]. If The Wire was a true story + set in Italy, it would be this film.”
And de Blasio wasn’t the only Democrat urging people to get out.
Nancy Pelosi was urging people to go to Chinatown in late February, and when Fox News asked her why she had been urging people to go out, the Speaker of the House stumbled to find the words.
She ended up claiming, “What we were trying to do is end the discrimination.”
According to the Washington Examiner:
“If the president underplayed the threat in the early days, Speaker Pelosi, didn’t you as well?” Wallace asked.
“No,” the congresswoman responded. “What we were trying to do is end the discrimination, the stigma that was going out against the Asian American community. And in fact, if you will look, the record will show that our Chinatown has been a model of containing and preventing the virus.”
Pelosi continued, explaining her “confidence” in Chinatown was the reason for her February in-person visit, saying it was meant to “offset some of the things that the president and others were saying about Asian Americans and making them a target.”
“Forgive me,” the Fox News anchor interjected. “Don’t you think that when you’re out walking without any masks — I understand this is February, not April, when this happened — and saying that there’s no threat [and] it’s perfectly safe there, weren’t you also adding to this perception that there wasn’t such a threat generally?”
Pelosi answered, “No, I was saying that you should not discriminate against Chinese Americans as some in our administration were doing.”
She was protesting the Chinese travel ban.
By claiming that discrimination against Chinese Americans was a bigger problem than the coronavirus, she was downplaying the problem.
Not a single Asian American has died from discrimination, while they have died from the Chinese coronavirus.
Trump saved lives with his ban from China. America had almost an extra month after Italy before there was a widespread outbreak in America. The difference of a month means that America was a month nearer to summer and a month nearer to treatments.
Nancy Pelosi hasn’t done anything to help save lives, while Trump made a significant move back in January that’s helped save lives.