A Weak Person Who Blames Others: Pelosi Savages Trump in Letter to Colleagues
Nancy Pelosi and Donald Trump have had a tumultuous year. As Speaker of the House, Pelosi oversaw the impeachment trial against the President. The California congresswoman also got deeply under Trump’s skin after ripping up a copy of his State of the Union speech.
Trump’s performance during the coronavirus pandemic does not seem to have changed Pelosi’s opinion about his leadership skills. In a Tuesday letter to congressional colleagues, the Speaker referred to the President as a weak person whose refusal to act caused needless deaths and disaster.
In a Dear Colleague letter, Pelosi wrote, “We will overcome this moment, but success requires one fundamental from which all actions will follow: we need the truth. To succeed in this crisis, we must insist on the truth, and we must act upon it!”
The Speaker then turned her sights directly on Trump. “The truth is that in January, Donald Trump was warned about this pandemic, ignored those warnings, took insufficient action and caused unnecessary death and disaster,” she continued. “The truth is a weak person, a poor leader, takes no responsibility. A weak person blames others.”
Pelosi continued her presidential slam via Twitter. The California congresswoman posted, “Now more than ever, we need the truth. And the truth is that Donald Trump dismantled the infrastructure handed to him which was meant to plan for and overcome a pandemic, resulting in unnecessary deaths and economic disaster.”
Now more than ever, we need the truth. And the truth is that Donald Trump dismantled the infrastructure handed to him which was meant to plan for and overcome a pandemic, resulting in unnecessary deaths and economic disaster.
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) April 15, 2020