White House counselor Kellyanne Conway blasted Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi for calling the coronavirus the “Trump virus.”
During a Wednesday appearance on Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom,” Conway ripped Pelosi for her “petty partisan politics.”
Pelosi, a Democrat lawmaker from California, called COVID-19 the “Trump virus” during a an interview with CNN on Tuesday. She blamed the spread of the coronavirus on the president’s inaction and stance on masks.
"But, she’s hardly been a profile in courage on this virus all along,” Conway said of Pelosi. “She’s the one encouraging people to go out into Chinatown in San Francisco. She trips over the poor homeless population in her own San Francisco, I guess, to make these silly appearances a couple [of] times a week.”
She hold host Martha MacCallum that while the Trump administration is trying to work with Congress to pass another coronavirus relief package, Pelosi is making TV appearances wearing “matching scarves.”
"This is no time for partisan politics," she said. "I think it's really disappointing to hear the speaker of the House – the highest-ranking woman in our nation’s government – call this the 'Trump virus' and not the 'China virus.’”
Conway also called out other Democrat leaders and said she was disappointed in their comments toward the president.
"I think it's disappointing to hear the mayor of Chicago say, ‘I don't want Trump’s troops here,'" Conway said. "These are not Trump’s troops. This is not Trump’s virus. Those troops work for all of us."
Trump sent federal law enforcement officers to states experiencing violent protests.
"And, if the mayors of Portland and Chicago can't stop babies from being shot, can't stop murders from happening…When they say, ‘we don’t want Trump’s troops,’ listen: these people have to get their cities under control," she said.
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