Coronavirus US live – Pelosi calls Trump ‘a poor leader’ and dismisses his attacks


Democratic house speaker Nancy Pelosi has dismissed Donald Trump’s almost daily attacks on her and other members of the Democratic leadership during the coronavirus crisis, saying she does not “pay that much attention” to the president’s tweets against her.

“As I’ve said, he’s a poor leader. He’s always trying to avoid responsibility and assign blame.”

NEW: Speaker Nancy Pelosi responds as Pres. Trump ramps up attacks against her: “Frankly, I don’t pay that much attention to the president’s tweets against me. As I’ve said, he’s a poor leader.”

Chuck Schumer, the Democratic Senate minority leader, also says the tea leaves look good for a small business deal this week.

“I’m very hopeful we can come to an agreement tonight, or early tomorrow morning,” he told Jake Tapper on CNN’s State of the Union, adding that he and House speaker Nancy Pelosi have been in discussions “almost 24/7” with treasury secretary Steve Mnuchin.

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