Pelosi Claims She Didn’t Downplay Coronavirus by Saying “Come To Chinatown” February

Sunday on Fox News, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was put on the spot by Chris Wallace and asked to explain her own controversial remarks about Chinatown on February 24th.

“If the president underplayed the threat in the early days, Speaker Pelosi, didn’t you as well?” Wallace asked.


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Pelosi refused to admit any fault, responding “No! What we were trying to do is end the discrimination, the stigma that was going out against the Asian-American community and in fact, if you will look, the record will show that our Chinatown has been a model of containing and preventing the virus, and I’m confident in our folks there and thought it was necessary to offset some of the things that the president and others were saying about Asian-Americans and making them a target. A target of violence across the country.”

Wallace pressed again, to which Pelosi doubled down on her explanation, saying “No, I was saying that you should not discriminate against – discriminate against Chinese-Americans, as some in our administration were doing, by the way, they were labeling the flu and that. No, indeed. And again, I think you – if you check the record, and it’s current, you will see that Chinatown has been a model in all of this and that’s what we’re saying, look to them for answers. Don’t look to them to place blame.”

Eddie Zipperer tweeted:

Pelosi’s attempt to explain away the Chinatown video and reconcile how @realDonaldTrump was dangerously downplaying the virus but she somehow wasn’t is a complete disaster.

She thinks we’re all idiots.

Watch and judge for yourself.

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