Nancy Pelosi slams Trump for 'projecting himself' after he claimed Biden has radical left agenda, is against God
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, on Friday, August 7, hit back at President Donald Trump after his comments that his political rival, former Vice President Joe Biden, was "against God." The Democratic leader, during an appearance on MSNBC, then reacted to the Republican's comments, saying Trump was "projecting himself" by saying that.
Trump had slammed the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee on Thursday, August 6, by saying: "Because he is following the racial left agenda, take away your guns, destroy your second amendment, no religion, no anything. Hurt the Bible, hurt God. He’s against God. He’s against guns."
Pelosi, a day later, slammed the president and referred to a recent incident where Trump was seen holding the Bible upside down. "Any time the President says something like that, I think he’s projecting himself," she said. "That’s what I think about that. That he should — it’s like him holding up a Bible upside down as if he knows anything about going to church."
"I don’t care about his fidelity, his devotion, or whatever it is to any religious belief, but shouldn’t everyone make some kind of judgment," she continued. "First of all, he knows how strong Joe Biden’s faith is. His faith has given him hope because he’s been through so much. He comes from a very devout Catholic family, as do I, and we have that in common, and we recognize it, that devotion and that authenticity. The President may not have that devotion or that authenticity, so he may not recognize it in someone else."
Pelosi had also slammed Trump last week by calling the novel coronavirus the "Trump virus," in an escalation of her rhetoric over Trump's handling of the Covid-19 crisis in the country. Pelosi made her remarks while appearing on CNN's 'The Situation Room'. "Well, I think with the president's comments today, he recognized the mistakes he has made by now embracing mask-wearing and the recognition this is not a hoax," she said. It is a pandemic that has gotten worse before it will get better because of his inaction. In fact, clearly, it is the Trump virus." The Democrat leader reiterated the phrase later in the interview as well.
The House Speaker had made the statement while responding to Trump's briefing at the White House where he praised the use of face masks and urged Americans to wash their hands and practice physical distancing to curb the spread of the deadly virus. The Republican, during his first coronavirus-focus White House briefing in almost three months, warned that the outbreak of the virus in the country will "get worse before it gets better." His remark came as multiple parts of the country are witnessing coronavirus surges in recent weeks.
The Speaker, however, berated the president for not promoting wearing face coverings earlier. "If he had said months ago, let's wear masks, let’s not — let’s socially distance instead of having rallies and whatever they were, then more people would have followed his lead," Pelosi said. "He's the president of the United States."