Pelosi Calls Trump COVID Diagnosis ‘Tragic,’ Says She Hopes It Leads To ‘Saner Approach’ To Pandemic
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi recently spoke out about President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump’s positive coronavirus diagnosis as “tragic” and “very sad,” but went on to say it was predictable because of his constant contact with large crowds.
Gee, what a classy way to respond to someone who just found out they are ill. Shouldn’t expect anything less from Nancy.
“This is tragic, it’s very sad, but it also is something that again going into crowds unmasked… was a brazen invitation for something like this to happen,” the speaker told MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle Friday.
President Trump and first lady Melania announced they’d tested positive for COVID-19 early Friday morning, after traveling with Trump aide Hope Hicks — who tested positive for the virus hours earlier — to Trump’s Duluth, Minn., campaign event.
Speaker Pelosi says Pres. Trump’s behavior during pandemic “was a brazen invitation for something like this to happen,” adds that his positive test is "very sad" and that she's "nonetheless hopeful that it will be a transition to a saner approach to what this virus is all about.” pic.twitter.com/mLHDag0kBe
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) October 2, 2020
According to a source familiar with the circumstances, Hicks began showing symptoms of coronavirus Wednesday night, either during or after the event. She was quarantined aboard Air Force One on the way back and tested positive on Thursday morning, the source said.
Unlike Pelosi, we’re not going to politicize the president’s illness. Instead, we’re going to focus on wishing him a speedy and full recovery. As that is what decent people do for each other.