Pelosi on Trump: ‘I Have a New Name for Him: Mr. Make Matters Worse’

By CNSNews.com Staff | July 27, 2020 | 9:35am EDT
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(CNSNews.com) - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) appeared on CBS News’ “Face the Nation” on Sunday and said that she had a new name for President Donald Trump: “Mr. Make Matters Worse.”

“I have a new name for him, Mr. Make Matters Worse,” Pelosi said.

“He has made matters worse from the start, delay, denial, it's a hoax, it'll go away magically, it's a miracle, and all the rest,” Pelosi said.

Pelosi was discussing efforts by House Democrats to get congressional Republicans and the White House to come to final terms on a new COVID-19 relief bill.

Pelosi stressed that she did not support giving liability protection to employers of “essential workers.”

“But what we will not support is the following,” she said. “What they're saying to essential workers: You have to go to work because you're essential. We’ve placed no responsibility on your employer to make that workplace safe. And if you get sick, you have no recourse, because we've given your employer protection.

“And if you don't go to work because you're afraid of being sick, and you have that job opportunity, you don't get unemployment insurance,” Pelosi said.

“This is so unfair,” she said.

Here is the transcript from the part of “Face the Nation” where Pelosi said her new name for President Trump is “Mr. Make Matters Worse:”

Margaret Brennan: “Some of the companies and even universities out there have said that they do need some kind of liability protections. Are you open to a deal that includes that?”

Nancy Pelosi: “Well, there are some suggestions that relate to academic--to schools and the rest. We have an initiative in California to that respect.

“But what we will not support is the following. What they're saying to essential workers: You have to go to work because you're essential. We’ve placed no responsibility on your employer to make that workplace safe. And if you get sick, you have no recourse, because we've given your employer protection.

“And if you don't go to work because you're afraid of being sick, and you have that job opportunity, you don't get unemployment insurance.

“This is so unfair. Let's just get to the heart of it. At the point of all of this is, this president--I have a new name for him, Mr. Make Matters Worse. He has made matters worse from the start, delay, denial, it's a hoax, it'll go away magically, it's a miracle, and all the rest.

“And we're in this situation, that you spelled out some of the numbers very clearly early. So, it makes matters worse, now then we send our children to school. The best way to send our children school is to fund it, to fund it, the ventilation--

Brennan: “Yes”.

Pelosi: “--the spacing, the additional teachers, and to lower the infection rate in the community in which they exist. That takes money.”

Brennan: “Yes.”

Pelosi: “That’s in the HEROES Act to do.”

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