Nancy Pelosi is perhaps one of the most out of touch politicians in Washington, and that’s saying a lot.
Americans are suffering amidst one of the worst economic collapses in recent history and what does the Speaker of the House decide to do?
Why, she decided to appear on late night television and show off her $24,000 freezer chock full of food!
Appearing on the Late Late Show with James Corden, Pelosi remarked how chocolate and ice cream help power her through quarantine.
Her ice cream of choice?
A brand called Jeni’s that retails for $12 a pint! That’s certainly a luxury most Americans couldn’t afford at the moment.
Check out the Speaker’s insensitive appearance below:
Naturally, Pelosi received an outpouring of backlash on Twitter:
The Washington Times reports on how Republicans seized on the opportunity to show how out of touch Pelosi is:
Republicans are mocking House Speaker Nancy Pelosi as “Nancy Antoinette” for appearing on a late-night TV show in front of her $20,000-plus refrigerator/freezer stocked with upscale ice cream while allowing an emergency fund for distressed small businesses to run out of money.
“The Paycheck Protection Program ran out of money this morning because Democrats, led by Nancy Pelosi, blocked the necessary $250 billion replenishment for the program that Congressional Republicans tried to deliver,” the Republican National Committee said in an email. “Now ‘Nancy Antoinette’ has to explain to America why she chose to show off her luxury refrigerators and $13-dollar a pint ice cream collection from her chateau in San Francisco instead of funding the Paycheck Protection Program which has saved millions of jobs all across the country.”
Mrs. Pelosi appeared on “The Late Late Show with James Corden” from her home in San Francisco on Tuesday night, speaking from her kitchen in front of her high-end Wolf sub-zero stainless steel refrigerator-freezers. During a lengthy interview, she spoke about the need for more coronavirus testing and about President Trump’s mishandling of the crisis.
When Mr. Corden asked her for a “show and tell” revelation, the speaker spoke of her love for chocolate and ice cream. She opened the freezer drawer to display several pricey pints of Jeni’s ice cream.
She said she eats ice cream and candy “as much as possible.”
“I enjoy it better than anything else, and I don’t know why, but it seems to agree with me,” Mrs. Pelosi said. “I have a lot of energy.”
Matt Whitlock, an official with the National Republican Senatorial Committee, tweeted, “This might be her ‘let them eat ice cream’ moment.”
While Pelosi gorges on her decadent ice cream, President Trump slaves away in Washington combating the COVID outbreak.
Commenting on Pelosi, the President tweeted the following:
Fox News has more to say on Trump's criticism of Pelosi:
President Trump on Thursday blasted House Speaker Nancy Pelosi as a “weak and pathetic puppet” in their latest clash over funding for the World Health Organization and other issues related to the coronavirus crisis.
Trump took swipes at Pelosi after quoting Fox News’ Sean Hannity.
“She is totally incompetent & controlled by the Radical Left, a weak and pathetic puppet,” Trump added. “Come back to Washington and do your job!”
The president’s tweets come as he and Pelosi, D-Calif., have engaged in yet another war of words amid the coronavirus pandemic.
This week, Pelosi sent a letter to House Democratic colleagues criticizing the president for his coronavirus response, saying he “dismantled the infrastructure handed to him which was meant to plan for and overcome a pandemic, resulting in unnecessary deaths and economic disaster.” Pelosi was referring to a pandemic response team under the Obama administration which Trump gutted upon taking office.
Pelosi went on to say that they “must first understand the truth of what has put us in this position.”
Pelosi said Trump “was warned about the pandemic” in January, “ignored those warnings” and “took insufficient action and caused unnecessary death and disaster.”
“The truth is because of an incompetent reaction to this health crisis, the strong economy handed to Donald Trump is now a disaster, causing the suffering of countless Americans and endangering lives,” Pelosi wrote. “The truth is a weak person, a poor leader, takes no responsibility. A weak person blames others.”