Pelosi Tries To Dunk On Trump During Interview, Immediately Backfires

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi did another interview with CNN on Sunday Morning where she was given every opportunity to criticize President Trump.

First on the agenda: Slam Trump’s ban on travel from China.

CNN host Jake Tapper said he had spoken to presumed Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s campaign earlier in the month about the ban and said Biden actually agreed with it.

“He supported President Trump’s partial travel restrictions on January 31 blocking foreign nationals from China from coming into the United States. Do you agree that it was the right move from President Trump at the time?” the host asked.

Pelosi quickly remarked the ban was not effective in stopping thousands of people from entering the U.S. from China.

“Tens of thousands of people were still allowed in from China. It wasn’t as it is described as this great moment,” she answered. “There were Americans coming back or green card holders coming back, but there were tens of thousands. So if you’re going to shut the door because you have an evaluation of an epidemic, then shut the door.”


Pelosi’s comments sparked a number of questions online as she seemed to suggest locking out Americans from re-entering the U.S.

“Pelosi seems to say Americans should’ve been forced to stay in China,” Washington Examiner reporter Jerry Dunleavy tweeted in response.

Here’s how some other people responded:

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During the same “State of the Union” interview, Pelosi was also asked about the recent funding package she and Democratic Minority Leader Chuck Schumer negotiated with Republicans in the chamber.

Tapper asked if Schumer and she made a “tactical mistake” by giving financial assistance directly for businesses and not state and local governments,

Mediaite reports Pelosi insisted the final bill “wasn’t a concession” and told Tapper to “just calm down.”

“We will have state and local, and we will have it in a very significant way,” she continued. “The governors are impatient. I’m a big fan of Gov. Cuomo. My own governor, Gavin Newsom, has been so spectacular, my mayor, Mayor Breed. State and local have done their job magnificently. They should be impatient. Their impatience will help us get an even bigger number.”

“I say to members, judge it for what it does – don’t criticize it for what it doesn’t because we have a plan for that,” Pelosi concluded.