by Debra Heine
After repeatedly accusing the president of not taking the coronavirus seriously early on, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi appears to have stealthily removed a video on Twitter of herself in late February encouraging people to come to San Francisco’s Chinatown.
It seems Nervous Nancy Pelosi has deleted the video of herself in Chinatown on February 24 saying that fears of the coronavirus were “unwarranted in light of the precautions that are being taken here in the United States.” She doesn’t want Americans to see what she said then!
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Nancy Pelosi and local community leaders toured San Francisco’s Chinatown on February 24, amid concerns over COVID-19’s impact on businesses in the area.
The video shows Pelosi (D-Calif) on a crowded street insisting that it’s “safe” for people “to come join us” in Chinatown weeks after the CDC confirmed person to person spread of the disease in the United States. Since then, San Francisco County has seen over 1,000 confirmed cases of the disease.
“We do want to say to people, come to Chinatown,” Pelosi told media scrum. “Here we are—we’re again, careful, safe—and come join us.”
On February 24 there were 15 cases of the coronavirus confirmed in the U.S.
Nancy Pelosi went to Chinatown & urged Americans to shop & eat there.
"Everything is fine," she said. "All is well."
"Come to Chinatown… We just want everybody not to be afraid to come to Chinatown." pic.twitter.com/SI9EELciYx
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Pelosi later viciously attacked President Trump for not doing enough to stop the spread of the China Virus.
“As the president fiddles, people are dying,” the Speaker told CNN’s Jake Tapper on March 29. “The president, his denial at the beginning, was deadly. His delaying of getting equipment to where it — continues his delaying in getting equipment to where it’s needed is deadly,” Pelosi said. “This is such a tragedy. We don’t even know the magnitude of it because we don’t have adequate testing.”
Trump hit back the next day, calling the Speaker a “sick puppy.”
“It’s a sad thing. Look, she’s a sick puppy, in my opinion,” Trump told Fox & Friends on March 30. “She’s got a lot of problems. That’s a horrible thing to say.”
The Trump administration began taking action to combat COVID-19 in early January and was attacked by Democrats and their media allies for overreacting. The White House posted a timeline of the president’s “decisive actions” here.
During her recent appearance on the Late, Late Show, Pelosi again blamed the president for not taking the threat of the virus seriously early on, repeating the trope that Trump called COVID-19 a “hoax,” and saying his “denial caused deaths.”
“Even when it was in the public domain—say in January, February—would have been time enough to—again—make the decisions to go forward instead of calling it a hoax, instead of … minimizing it and say it would magically disappear,” she said. “We lost time! The delaying and the denial caused deaths, and that’s just the way it is,” she added, receiving no push-back from James Corden, the host.
Trump, as most people are aware, called the media’s hostile reporting on his response to the coronavirus a “hoax”—not the virus itself.
Pelosi, of course, forgot to mention that in late February—to virtue-signal after Trump imposed a “racist” travel ban from China—she was telling people that it was “safe” to patronize the bars, restaurants, and markets in San Francisco’s Chinatown.
It’s no wonder she deleted the inconvenient tweet— the liberal narrative crumbled and it became necessary for her to cover her tracks.
In February of 2019, Pelosi removed another inconvenient tweet—this one supporting disgraced hoaxer Jussie Smollett.
“The racist, homophobic attack on @JussieSmollett is an affront to our humanity. No one should be attacked for who they are or whom they love. I pray that Jussie has a speedy recovery & that justice is served. May we all commit to ending this hate once & for all,” Pelosi wrote in the virtue-signalling tweet.
After it became obvious that he had staged a racist attack on himself, she removed the post.
A lot of people would feel mortified after being proven to be so profoundly wrong, but not San Fran Nan. She knows she can always depend on sycophantic media and entertainment industry boot-lickers to cover for her—not to mention a freezer full of gourmet ice cream to make her feel better.
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Debra Heine is a regular contributor to American Greatness.
Photo “Nancy Pelosi” by Gage Skidmore. CC BY-SA 2.0.