President Donald Trump's “denial at the beginning” of the coronavirus outbreak cost American lives,House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told CNN.
She also accused Trump of fiddling in his response to the crisis.
“The President, his denial at the beginning, was deadly. His delaying of getting equipment to where it-it continues, his delay in getting equipment to where it's needed is deadly,” Pelosi told CNN.
While Trump downplayed the extent of the outbreak, the White House coronavirus task force has in recent weeks stepped up the response including measures to get equipment to states and hospitals that need it.
"We really want to work in a unifying way to get the job done here, but we cannot continue to allow (Trump) to continue to make these underestimates of what is actually happening here," Pelosi said. "This is such a tragedy, we don't even know the magnitude of it because we do not have the adequate testing."Pelosi mentioned.