Pelosi Jabs Trump With A New Nickname Amid Slamming His COVID-19 Response

UNITED STATES - JULY 24: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., conducts a news conference to call for the extension of the federal unemployment insurance in the Capitol Visitor Center to on Friday, July 24, 2020. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - JULY 24: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., conducts a news conference to call for the extension of the federal unemployment insurance in the Capitol Visitor Center to on Friday, July 24, 20... UNITED STATES - JULY 24: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., conducts a news conference to call for the extension of the federal unemployment insurance in the Capitol Visitor Center to on Friday, July 24, 2020. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images) MORE LESS
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July 26, 2020 3:26 p.m.
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Sunday coined a new nickname for President Trump for his handling of the coronavirus crisis as cases continue surging throughout the country.

After saying that Congress “can’t go home” until there is agreement on the next coronavirus relief package during an interview on CBS’ “Face the Nation,” Pelosi took a cue from the President on his name-calling habit by dubbing him “Mr. Make Matters Worse” as she criticized his downplaying of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“He has made matters worse from the start — delay, denial, it’s a hoax, it’ll go away magically, it’s a miracle, and all the rest — and we’re in this situation,” Pelosi said, before taking aim at Trump for repeatedly expressing his hope that the coronavirus will someday disappear “like a miracle.”

Shortly before Pelosi’s interview on CBS aired, Trump name-called Pelosi in a Sunday morning tweet.

Pelosi went on to slam Trump for demanding that schools reopen amid spikes in coronavirus cases nationwide.

“The best way to send our children to school is to fund it,” Pelosi said. “That takes money, that’s in the HEROES Act.”

Watch Pelosi’s remarks below:

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