During a recent appearance, while discussing wearing masks during the coronavirus, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi declared:
“I’m a devout Catholic. I believe in miracles, and I pray for them. But I think science is the answer to our prayers too.”
Speaker Pelosi: "I'm a devout Catholic. I believe in miracles, and I pray for them. But I think science is the answer to our prayers too." pic.twitter.com/jWn1nohb4k
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NBC News reports House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., on Friday tore into President Donald Trump for refusing to wear a mask during the coronavirus pandemic, saying she’s “in a mood” and that his response to the crisis is a matter of life and death.
At her weekly press conference, Pelosi said that Trump doesn’t understand the “bad example” that he’s setting by not wearing a mask.
“I don’t think he understands anything,” she added.
The speaker said that there must be someone at the White House who understands the president is setting a bad example to the country and that the U.S. is in the throes of a crisis when it doesn’t have to be.
“This is a president who doesn’t want to wear a mask, who again called the virus a hoax — it’s going to go away magically, there’s going to be a miracle that’s going to make it go away,” she said, mocking Trump’s previous comments about the pandemic. “I’m a devout Catholic. I believe in miracles, and I pray for them. But I think that science is an answer to our prayers too, and science says wear masks, test, trace, treat, keep your distance.”
“The president doesn’t support any of that,” she continued. “He has events that are counter to that. So we have a moment — I mean, I’m in a mood, because this is a matter of life and death. And this administration has failed miserably.”
Trump has refused to wear masks in public throughout the pandemic, even though experts have been encouraging people to wear masks because it can significantly reduce transmission of the virus.