On Wednesday, President Donald J. Trump blasted House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer for their criticism about his administration’s response to, and preparedness for, the coronavirus threat.
Trump was speaking at a White House press briefing on his administration’s response to the COVID-19 virus.
Trump was asked what he would say in response after Pelosi said Trump doesn’t “know what [he’s] talking about” regarding the coronavirus.
“I think Speaker Pelosi is incompetent,” Trump responded.
“I think she’s not thinking about the country,” he said. “Instead of making a statement like that where I’ve been beating her routinely at everything, instead of making a statement like that, she should be saying we have to work together because we have a big problem potentially and maybe it’s going to be a very little problem.”
“I hope that it’s going to be a very little problem but we have to work together. Instead, she wants to do the same thing with ‘Crying’ Chuck Schumer,” Trump said. “He goes out and says ‘the president only asks for $2.5 million. He should have $8.5 billion.’
“This is the first time I’ve ever been told we should take more, usually it’s we have to take less.”
“We should be working together, he couldn’t make statements like that,” Trump said.
Trump accuses Democrats of trying to gain political advantage and said the situation shouldn’t be political at all.
“We’re all trying to do the right thing,” he said. “They shouldn’t be saying, ‘This is terrible. President Trump isn’t asking for enough money.”
“How stupid a thing to say. If they want us to have more money, we’ll take more money,” Trump added.