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Pelosi hits Trump, White House over stalled coronavirus negotiations

Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiGOP blocks Schumer effort to adjourn Senate until after election GOP noncommittal about vote on potential Trump-Pelosi coronavirus deal Overnight Health Care: Trump takes criticism of Fauci to a new level | GOP Health Committee chairman defends Fauci | Birx confronted Pence about Atlas MORE (D-Calif.) ripped President TrumpDonald John TrumpNearly 300 former national security officials sign Biden endorsement letter DC correspondent on the death of Michael Reinoehl: 'The folks I know in law enforcement are extremely angry about it' Late night hosts targeted Trump over Biden 97 percent of the time in September: study MORE on Sunday over the lack of progress made on negotiations for another coronavirus relief package, accusing him of being uninterested in the plan's larger details.

Speaking with CNN's Jake TapperJacob (Jake) Paul TapperNY Times slammed for glowing Farrakhan op-ed: 'You would think he was a gentleman' Democrats condemn Trump's rhetoric against Michigan governor as allies defend rally Illinois governor blames Trump's allies for state's wrong direction on coronavirus MORE on "State of the Union," the House leader blamed Trump for the tens of thousands of deaths that have occurred across the U.S. since the pandemic began, as well as the more than 4 million total infections in the country.

"More than 4 million have been added to the infection list because we paused [testing and tracing efforts]," Pelosi said.

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"Over 80,000 more people have died, because they paused," she continued. "Could we have saved all of those lives? Not all, but many."

Borrowing a line from Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by Goldman Sachs - Tipping point week for Trump, Biden, Congress, voters Biden and Schumer face battles with left if Democrats win big Push to expand Supreme Court faces Democratic buzzsaw MORE's (I-Vt.) speech at the Democratic National Convention l ast week, she added: "Trump fiddles while Rome burns, while America burns."

During the CNN interview, Pelosi also commented on newly reported audio of a conversation between the president's niece, Mary Trump, and his sister, Maryanne Trump Barry, during which the latter could be heard disparaging her brother and accusing him, among other dishonest actions, of getting another person to take his college entry exam.

"It's heartbreaking to think that a family member of the President of the United States would have that view of him. You know, the president has called everything a hoax for a while. He's called the virus a hoax, he's called the Russian interference in our election a hoax. He calls everything a hoax, which is just a projection of what he is: a hoax. This is just further evidence of his inauthenticity and his lack of integrity," Pelosi told Tapper.

--This report was updated at 10:21 a.m.