House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D) promoted tourism to San Franciso, California’s Chinatown and was moving forward with legislation to prevent presidents from issuing travel bans while President Trump implemented a travel ban from China to stop the spread of the Chinese coronavirus. On Sunday, Pelosi criticized Trump’s travel ban for not being expansive enough in stopping travel from China in the middle of the coronavirus crisis, telling CNN “tens of thousands of people were still allowed in from China. So it wasn’t as it is described as this great moment.” Pelosi argued Trump should have kept American citizens and green card-holders in China rather than allowing them to return to the U.S. As the New York Times noted, nearly 40,000 individuals have returned to the U.S. from China since the implementation of the travel ban on February 2. “There were Americans coming back, green card holders coming back, but there were tens of thousands,” Pelosi continued. “If you’re going to shut the door because of an evaluation of an epidemic, then shut the door.” While Trump implemented the travel ban, however, Pelosi was promoting tourism to San Francisco’s Chinatown and working with House Democrats to try to block Trump’s ability to executively issue travel bans.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) continues to be a nauseating, duplicitous, hypocritical, lying, self-serving tool. She, along with other Democrats and liberal news media personalities like Joe Biden and Jim Acosta over at CNN, called Trump a “racist” and “xenophobic” for his quick decision to enact a travel ban on China right at the outset of this thing. And yes, up to 40,000 AMERICAN citizens were allowed back. Not allowing AMERICAN citizens back in is a WHOLE lot more difficult from a legal perspective. So, that was definitely a risk that the President and his administration took. And, Nancy knows all of this. BUT, for her at the same time to be calling Trump “racist” and “xenophobic” for the otherwise travel ban from China, and then later other parts of Europe is disingenuous and self-serving at best. She is what is worst with politicians; lying and always looking for that self-serving angle instead being honest and doing what is right. Trump has since been totally vidicated for that right decision to enact the travel ban, and the doctors and scientists have validated that. Was the implementation a little rough initially? Sure. But, it was the right decision, and Nancy Pelosi, Joe Biden, and Jim Acosta were proven wrong and look like the fools they are.