Nancy Pelosi may not be a doctor, but she sure played one on TV Wednesday morning.
Rather than work on a stimulus package to aid hard-hit Americans, the Speaker of the House took to “The View,” where she accused President Trump of being medicated when they last met face-to-face and went so far as to call for an “intervention” by his advisers.
Speaking to co-host Whoopi Goldberg on the ABC talk show, Pelosi (D-Calif.) made the accusations while discussing the commander-in-chief being prescribed steroids and other medications for the coronavirus.
Goldberg remarked that such medications could impact ones’ thinking, prompting Pelosi to say, “The last time I had an interaction with the president was the State of the Union address, and after that…I said to my staff, I said, ‘I think he was medicated. There’s something wrong with how he came on and presented.
“I said yesterday to my colleagues, I said there are those who say that steroids had an impact on people’s thinking, I don’t know, but there are those health care providers who say that. Also, if you have the coronavirus, it has an impact, as well. So the combination is something that should be viewed,” Pelosi accused.
The House speaker went on to criticize those in Trump’s orbit, saying, “There are enablers around the president, who really should know better, who should really know better” and called for “an intervention” by those close to President Trump, adding that she thinks “something is wrong.”
Trump on Tuesday night said he’s willing to pass several independent coronavirus relief measures — including a new round of stimulus checks — hours after pushing for a pause in negotiations on a new aid package.
Pelosi cited what she called “erratic behavior” by Trump over the stimulus and his treatment for coronavirus as “true to form.”
“I think it’s true to form. I think that the president has always had erratic behavior. Right now it’s very, very dangerous, because he knows the danger of the virus, but he’s in denial, as he was right from the start. Denial, delay, distortion. And look what has happened to our country,” she told the cohosts.
Goldberg then asked if she wanted to pay a visit to the White House to try and make progress on coronavirus legislation, which both sides have been locked in a stalemate over, Pelosi said no, citing the virus risk with the president’s diagnosis.
“I don’t want to go anywhere near the White House. It’s one of the most dangerous places in the country,” Pelosi quipped.
Asked on Sunday during an appearance on CBS’ “Face the Nation” if she was being briefed on Trump’s health, she said no to that as well.
Pelosi is second in the line of succession behind Vice President Mike Pence — but she said she gets information about President Trump’s COVID-19 diagnosis like most Americans do, according to a report.
“We’re getting our information the way everyone else is — in the media,” she told the network.