Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) described President Donald Trump as “fiddling while Rome burns, while America burns” as a metaphor for Congress’ stalled negotiations on the next coronavirus relief package.
Pelosi said, “My caucus is standing together on this. I invite any ideas that they have. I welcome them. There are a number of letters for one aspect or another. I welcome that. But of course, we all want the negotiations to continue but not just what the administration wants, but what the country needs. Today marks the 100th day since we passed the HEROES Act, so-called to support our health care workers, our teachers, our first responders, our transportation, our sanitation, our food workers. And the White House says, what they say to us is why should one state help another state that may have needs? Well, we welcome them to the United States of America.”