Pelosi unveils new nickname for Trump 'Mr. Make Matters Worse'

House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiSusan Collins asks postmaster general to address delays of 'critically needed mail' Trump says he'd sign bill funding USPS but won't seek changes to help mail voting On The Money: Senate leaves until September without coronavirus relief agreement | Weekly jobless claims fall below 1 million for first time since March | Trump says no Post Office funding means Democrats 'can't have universal mail-in voting' MORE (D-Calif.) on Sunday dubbed President TrumpDonald John TrumpUSPS warns Pennsylvania mail-in ballots may not be delivered in time to be counted Michael Cohen book accuses Trump of corruption, fraud Trump requests mail-in ballot for Florida congressional primary MORE "Mr. Make Matters Worse," bestowing him with the new nickname over his handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

“This president, I have a new name for him: Mr. Make Matters Worse,” Pelosi said on CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday.

“He has made matters worse from the start — delay, denial, it’s a hoax, it’ll go away magically, it’s a miracle, and all the rest — and we’re in this situation,” Pelosi added, referencing the president’s repeated suggestions that the virus may spontaneously disappear “like a miracle.”

“Now they want to send our children to school,” she added.

The White House has been pushing to resume in-person classes in the fall and threatened to defund school districts that refuse.


“The best way to send our children to school is to fund it,” she added, highlighting the need for improved ventilation and physical spacing in classrooms to allow for social distancing.

“That takes money. That’s in the HEROES Act,” she added, referencing the relief package the House passed months ago.

The White House has aggressively pushed for schools to reopen in the fall nationwide, noting children’s lower chances of becoming seriously ill from the virus, while opponents have cited children’s potential to spread the virus to staff and members of their households. On Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its guidelines to recommend schools reopen with precautions based on local community spread, advising some form of reopening except for areas with uncontrolled community transmission.