President Trump wants to do more to help Americans during the coronavirus pandemic but needs House Speaker Nancy Pelosi back in Washington to do so.
BizPac Review reports Trump directly blamed Pelosi during Friday’s Coronavirus Task Force briefing:
He was asked about the Thursday depletion of the Small Business Administration’s available funds for emergency loans to small businesses and he laid the blame squarely at the feet of Pelosi.
The CARES Act allotted $349 billion in loan money for small business owners and the Paycheck Protection Program, as it is called, and has proven to be a big help for those struggling as a result of the economic shutdown. However, as of Thursday, the program is on pause until additional funds are approved by Congress.
“It’s been a tremendous success. It’s been executed flawlessly,” Trump said of the program. “I mean with few exceptions it’s really been good. And I think the Democrats are going to do it. Look, Nancy Pelosi, she’s away on vacation or something and she should come back. She should come back and get this done. I don’t know why she’s not coming back. The fact is she’s not doing her job. And there’s nothing unusual about that for her.”
The Daily Wire reports Trump was not the only person bothered that Pelosi is locked away in the comfort of her own home while a record-setting 22 million Americans are unable to work and filing for unemployment.
In a tweet, Trump called Pelosi “an incompetent political hack” and demanded she “come back to Washington & take care of our great American workers.”
An incompetent political hack! Come back to Washington & take care of our great American workers. https://t.co/FZ9mH92j0S
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 18, 2020
Here’s more from the Daily Wire:
Pelosi appeared Monday on an episode of “The Late Late Show” with James Corden from her Napa Valley mansion. Asked by the host to “share something from her home,” Pelosi walked over to two massive built-in refrigerators and slid open a freezer drawer.
She later took to Twitter to post the clip, writing: “We all have found our ways to keep our spirits up during these trying times. Mine just happens to fill up my freezer.”
Trump went as far as to say Pelosi and Democrat Senate Leader Chuck Schumer were on an “endless vacation.”
It should also be noted that President Trump is continuing to donate his salary (as he has done throughout his entire term) while members of Congress are still getting paid during the coronavirus pandemic.
Today people started losing their jobs because of Crazy Nancy Pelosi, Cryin’ Chuck Schumer, and the Radical Left, Do Nothing Democrats, who should immediately come back to Washington and approve legislation to help families in America. End your ENDLESS VACATION!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 17, 2020
Here’s how some other people responded to Pelosi’s elitism:
Her two refrigerators together cost $24,000 for her specialty chocolate ice creams, but she hates the small business owners of America. “Let them eat cake.” https://t.co/6ogIDP4QzT
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) April 16, 2020
Her two huge refrigerators by themselves cost more than many people make in a year.
It's so revealing that the politician Dems adore most is one of the richest members of Congress. Pelosi has been so rich for so long that she can't see how tone-deaf this is. It's her normal: https://t.co/IxH0tkyWLs
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) April 15, 2020
Nancy Pelosi throws parties in chinatown instead of encouraging social distancing, then she goes home and downs pint after pint of ice cream from her $24,000 fridge
— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) April 15, 2020
— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) April 15, 2020
While Nancy Pelosi sits in her ivory tower in San Francisco, eating $13 dollar a pint ice cream out of her $24,000 fridge, she is cheering on Democrats for blocking coronavirus relief aid that has so far been distributed to 1.3 million small businesses that is about to run out. https://t.co/fvGoWSXXC9
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) April 15, 2020
Everyone is laughing at this psychopath eating ice cream while on vacation as tens of thousands of people are dying, but has anyone *also* pointed out that she's sitting in front of something like $30,000 worth of Sub Zero appliances in just this one narrow shot? https://t.co/1iG71QsnqJ
— Jacob Bacharach (@jakebackpack) April 15, 2020
Pelosi has more money than the entire populations of some housing projects in the US. Is showing off your 15 flavor ice cream collection in extremely expensive appliances meant to be reassuring to people fighting 15 bill collectors during a pandemic & struggling to buy food? https://t.co/mn4bvUuEiO
— jeremy scahill (@jeremyscahill) April 15, 2020
Pelosi pausing late night interviews about ice cream in her freezer to congratulate Democrats for blocking small business paychecks the night before funding runs out.
This might be her “let them eat ice cream” moment. pic.twitter.com/5jXKCsG0kT
— Matt Whitlock (@mattdizwhitlock) April 15, 2020
As for the unofficial Democratic nominee Joe Biden?
“You have great taste, @SpeakerPelosi,” he tweeted.
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) April 14, 2020