Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi ripped Republican lawmakers and President Trump in an interview today on MSNBC.
Pelosi, responding to the new book by Bob Woodward, said the Republicans need to “have some kind of intervention” with Trump.
She said Trump was not on the level and that the GOP would have “doggie doo on their shoes” for the rest of their lives for enabling Trump.
Woodward’s new book, entitled Rage, references audio recordings from interviews in which Trump admitted to the journalist that he knew the novel coronavirus was significantly more deadly than the flu but intentionally downplayed the risk to the public.
“I wanted to always play it down,” the president told Woodward. The book features a series of other controversial revelations, citing current and former administration officials.
“You would think that the family, or Republicans, would have some kinds of intervention,” Pelosi, a California Democrat, said, responding to the president’s remarks in an interview with MSNBC.
“Clearly the behavior of the president is not on the level.”
The Speaker argued that Republicans in Congress will have “doggie doo on their shoes” for the rest of their lives because they enabled the president.
Republican lawmakers, as Pelsoi highlighted, have largely defended the president throughout his tenure in the White House.
Pelosi said that Trump’s taped remarks showed his “weakness,” arguing that it represented that he didn’t know how to “cope with the challenge to our country.”
She strongly criticized the president for having a “total disregard” for the American people.
Speaker Pelosi on Pres. Trump wanting to downplay severity of coronavirus in early 2020, according to accounts of Bob Woodward's new book:— MSNBC (@MSNBC) September 9, 2020
"He doesn't want to face the fact that his denial, his distortion, his delay, has caused so much harm to our country." pic.twitter.com/gFHUBpopPG