President Trump, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and all of the country’s leaders are all under tremendous pressure to govern and govern well amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. It’s not just enough to make choices during this time—and not even just good ones—they must make the best ones as Americans’ lives hang in the balance.
How should they spur the economy? How should they resuscitate nationwide job loss and financial woes? Where do they funnel money to, and how much?
The mounting pressure of these questions was on full display during an interview with Pelosi and CNN’s Dana Bash.
Bash asked Pelosi is she believed the country could overcome the pandemic by Easter, a time frame pitched by Trump.
“Where do you stand, and more importantly, what is your message to the President about the time frame?” Bash asked the House Speaker, a BizPac Review reports.
“There doesn’t have to be a contradiction there,” Pelosi answered. “Our economy will thrive when our people are well and able to go back to work in groups, and our children can go back to school. But central to all of that is stopping the spread of the disease, of the coronavirus. It’s central to that.”
“I don’t have time to follow people’s twits, tweets, twitters, whatever, tweets. So don’t expect me to comment on them,” she added, looking to move on from Bash’s line of questioning.
Bash continued, however, asking again about the possibility of the country getting back to “normal.” She asked: “Even beyond Twitter, the president of the United States is saying that he could open it up…”
“I don’t care! I don’t care! I don’t care! I don’t care!” Pelosi interjected.
“My opinion is that it’s not scientific,” the House Speaker added, before swiping the president. “He’s notion-mongering, as he does almost every day. So rather than waste any time commenting on the president, I would rather spend our time focusing on the fact that any president or anybody with responsibility should be scientifically inclined, evidence-based.”
Pelosi continued: “I think the cure is the biggest message of hope that is out there. We have the best minds in the country, 24/7, all hands on deck trying to find a path here. And that is what will be the light at the end of the tunnel.”
Despite Pelosi’s dig, the American people are behind Trump and his handling of the coronavirus. BizPac Review reports a record-61 percent of Americans approve of the job he has done and is doing:
President Trump’s approval rating among registered American voters has rocketed to 50%. That’s the highest it has been since August 2018, when he received a 51% approval rating.
Similarly, a whopping 61% of American voters approve of Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic despite the nonstop negative media coverage. These findings were uncovered in the latest Harris/Hill poll.
While the Left and their media henchmen have been fear-mongering and catastrophizing every facet of the coronavirus outbreak to attack Trump, the crisis underscores that the public sees through media gaslighting.
“People are rallying around him though, of course, we see differences between Democrats, Republicans, and independents,” Karlyn Bowman, a public opinion analyst at the American Enterprise Institute, told The Hill. “Those could become powerful over time as the coronavirus continues.”