Trump Calls Pelosi ‘Weak And Pathetic Puppet’ After Her Scathing Letter On COVID Response

WASHINGTON, DC, UNITED STATES - MARCH 26, 2020:U.S. Representative Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks at her weekly press conference.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks at her weekly press conference on March 26, 2020. (Michael Brochstein / Echoes Wire/Barcroft Media via Getty Images)
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April 16, 2020 10:44 a.m.
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President Trump lashed out at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) two days after she issued a letter to her Democratic colleagues criticizing the President’s handling of the COVID-19 outbreak.

On Tuesday night, Pelosi wrote in the letter that Trump “took insufficient action and caused unnecessary death and disaster” after dismissing warnings of the approaching pandemic earlier in the year.

Pelosi also argued that Trump “dismantled the infrastructure handed to him which was meant to plan for and overcome a pandemic ” and that the economy is now a disaster thanks to his “incompetent reaction” to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Trump’s response to the letter came in a Thursday morning tweet that cites a quote from Fox News’ Sean Hannity calling Pelosi a “weak person.”

Later Thursday, Trump slammed Pelosi in another tweet, echoing his accusation made during that the White House coronavirus task force briefing the night before that the House Speaker encouraged people to “pack into” San Francisco’s Chinatown in late January.

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