Pelosi says she didn’t downplay coronavirus by encouraging tourists to ‘come to Chinatown’

Pelosi says she didn’t downplay coronavirus by encouraging tourists to ‘come to Chinatown’
Nancy Pelosi (Image: Twitter screen grab)

[Ed. – It was too big sell for someone of Pelosi’s mental stature.]

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi dismissed the idea that she downplayed the virus in February by encouraging tourists to take a stroll through San Francisco’s Chinatown.

Pelosi appeared on “Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace” to discuss the novel coronavirus. Wallace pointed out that Pelosi “went on a walking tour around Chinatown” to promote tourism and then played a clip where she assured Americans that “everything is fine here.”

“If the president underplayed the threat in the early days, Speaker Pelosi, didn’t you as well?” Wallace asked.

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“No!” Pelosi replied. “What we were trying to do is end the discrimination, the stigma that was going out against the Asian-American community and in fact, if you will look, the record will show that our Chinatown has been a model of containing and preventing the virus. …

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