Pelosi: ‘As the president fiddles, people are dying’

“His delay in getting devices where – it goes on – his delay in getting them where they are needed is deadly. And now I think the best thing to do is prevent more deaths instead of opening things, ”she said to Tapper.

Pelosi named the need for “testing, testing, testing” as the most important step for the future.

“It’s such a tragedy. We don’t even know how big it is because we don’t have enough tests, ”she said.

Pelosi also attacked Trump for making a signing statement that would restrict supervision of a $ 2 trillion aid package approved last week. Trump’s signing declaration rejected part of the congressional oversight required by bipartisan legislation.

“We do not accept that. We do not accept it. We will be wrong,” said Pelosi, adding: “It is exactly the same as the President is used to.”

The California democrat said she was still concerned about the president’s rhetoric and what she perceived as a lack of perspective on his part.

“When he signed the bill the other day, he said, just think everything was great 20 days ago. No, everything was not that great. We have had almost 500 cases and 17 deaths. And in those 20 days because we weren’t prepared, we now have 2,000 deaths and 100,000 cases, ”she said.

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