Donald Trump: Mr. Make Matters Worse
Nancy Pelosi played at President Donald Trump's own game Sunday morning by dubbing him 'Mr. Make Matters Worse' in regards to his handling of the coronavirus pandemic.
'This president – I have a new name for him: Mr. Make Matters Worse,' the House Speaker told CBS News Face the Nation host Margaret Brenner Sunday morning.
'He has made matters worse from the start,' the California Democrat continued. 'Delay, denial, 'it's a hoax', 'it will go away magically, it's a miracle' and the rest.'
Pelosi was responding to the Trump administration's push to reopen Kindergarten through 12th grade schools.
Trump has asserted it is of the utmost important to get students back in the classroom rather than continue virtual and remote learning in the fall.
Critics, however, claim schools would be an incubation chamber for the virus, asserting that returning to the classroom would put both the student and teachers' health at risk.
'What we will not support is the following,' Pelosi detailed. 'What they're saying to essential workers, 'You have to go to work because you're essential. We place no responsibility on your employer to make that workplace safe, and if you get safe you get no recourse because we've given your employer protection.'
She also claimed the new Republican coronavirus relief legislation would not allow those teachers who refuse to go to work if schools reopened in the fall any unemployment benefits.
Trump has continued to see his poll numbers slide in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic as the public has claimed he is not handling the crisis well.
The president has deflected blame, claiming tens of thousands of more lives would have been lost if he did not ban travel from China – which he claims Pelosi was against.
'Crazy Nancy Pelosi said I made a mistake when I banned people from infected China from entering the U.S. in January,' Trump tweeted Sunday morning, using his own nickname for the Democratic leader.
'Tens of thousands of lives were saved, as she danced in the Streets of Chinatown (SF) in late February,' he continued. 'Biden agreed with her, but soon admitted that I was right!'
The push for reopening schools comes as the U.S. is nearing the 4.2 million mark for the number of confirmed cases – far more than any other country.
The death toll has surpassed 147,000 in the U.S.
The death and infection rate is substantially lower among young people, causing the administration to further claim it would be safe for students to return to in-person schooling.
Some other names Trump has called opposition politicians or those he disagrees with are 'Mini Mike' Bloomberg; 'Wacko' John Bolton; 'Low Energy Jeb' Bush; 'Crazy,' 'Crooked' and 'Lyin' Hillary Clinton; 'Little Marco' Rubio, 'Leakin' James' Comey, among others.
He also frequently calls presumed Democratic nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden 'Sleepy Joe' and 'Creepy Joe.'
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