House Speaker Nancy Pelosi appeared at the conclusion of the discussion to compare the actions of the Trump administration with elephant dung, focusing largely on ongoing negotiations for a new coronavirus relief bill.
Speaking with ABC’s “This Week,” Pelosi talked about his desire to share as soon as possible.
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Pelosi said, “Because we want an agreement that we can negotiate, and we can do that now but what’s the difference, except for a few days, before the election we can have what we want as soon as possible Is. ” . “And I definitely want that because I don’t want to succeed after this dumping of this elephant as we will go to the new president in a few short months.”
Pelosi was unclear whether his use of the word “elephant” was a general reference to Republicans, if it meant President Trump in particular. Fox News reached out to Pelosi’s office to clarify his statement, but they did not immediately respond.
Pelosi spent most of the interview talking about negotiations between Democrats and Republicans on the incoming epidemic response package, saying they have 48 hours to reach a deal to pass legislation before the November election. She claimed that when administration officials said Democrats agreed to the language for the test plan, it was not entirely accurate.
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“We have no agreement on the language yet, but I am optimistic,” Pelosi said. She said the administration changed words like “needs” from “recommendations” and “plan” to “strategy”, and “will” to “May.”
“When you say ‘I’, you’re giving the president a slash fund,” Pelosi claimed. “He can do this, he can give, he can stop.” She hinted that the word “he” Follow is called obedience.
Pelosi also said that Republicans “took 55% of the language we had there for testing and tracing,” adding that it was important because minorities were more affected by COVID-19 due to a lack of adequate testing and tracing.
Pelosi called for a “national plan,” while Republicans said states should determine their own strategies with the ability to provide CDC guidance.
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“You can’t leave it up to the states to decide how they will address the minority community,” he said.
Pelosi said he is ultimately optimistic about reaching a deal, but said whether it happens before the Trump administration’s election is over.