This has been proposed for a while, but now that the Speaker is using it… time to do some re-branding.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) repeatedly dubbed the coronavirus the “Trump Virus” on Tuesday as she slammed President Donald Trump’s disastrous handling of the pandemic.Appearing on CNN’s “The Situation Room” with Wolf Blitzer, Pelosi said Trump — who in his earlier coronavirus briefing, his first since April, finally urged people to wear masks and admitted the crisis will “get worse before it gets better” — appeared to have “recognized the mistakes that he has made by now embracing mask-wearing and the recognition this is not a hoax.”“It is a pandemic that has gotten worse before it will get better because of his inaction,” she continued. “And in fact, clearly, it is the Trump virus.”Blitzer asked Pelosi what she meant with the turn of phrase.“The Trump virus. If he had said months ago, ‘let’s wear masks, let’s socially distance instead of having rallies’ and political whatever they were, then more people would have followed his lead,” Pelosi replied. “He’s the president of the United States.”
— Translate Trump (@TranslateRealDT) July 22, 2020
— Andy Slavitt @ Ã°ÂÂÂ¡ (@ASlavitt) July 21, 2020
The U.S. has 5% of the World population and has 26% of worldwide infections and 23% of worldwide deaths. It should definitely be called the #TrumpVirus. #TyphoidTrump will kill us all. pic.twitter.com/0tvCxFl8l6