Pelosi says Trump’s China travel ban wasn’t ‘this great moment’ | TheHill – The Hill
Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiImmigrants raise alarm over ‘cruel’ exclusion from coronavirus medical aid COVID-19: The week that was in Congress Sunday shows preview: Leaders weigh in as some states reopen economies; Biden deliberates a running mate MORE (D-Calif.) suggested Sunday that the travel ban from China President Trump
“Actually tens of thousands of people were allowed in from China, it wasn’t as it was described as this great moment,” Pelosi said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
“So if you’re going to shut the door because you have an evaluation because of an epidemic, then shut the door,” Pelosi said.
Speaker Pelosi on Trump’s China travel restriction: “Tens of thousands of people were still allowed in from China. It wasn’t as it is described as this great moment. … If you’re going to shut the door because you have an evaluation of an epidemic, then shut the door” #CNNSOTU pic.twitter.com/jpKFxYVCu6
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The travel ban exempted Americans and some other authorized travelers. Nearly 40,000 people arrived in the U.S. on direct flights from China in the two months after Trump imposed the restrictions, The New York Times reported earlier this month.
Asked if she supported the ban, Pelosi responded “let’s go into the future.”
“What the American people want is a plan to go forward,” she said.
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Pelosi said the plan people want focuses on protecting frontline workers, getting stimulus and unemployment checks into the hands of Americans and ensuring taxpayer dollars aren’t being used by big entities for anything other than keeping people at work.
“And we have oversight to do all of that,” Pelosi said.