“We get our information the way everyone else is – in the media,” Pelosi said during an interview on CBS ‘Face the Nation.
“But in terms of succession, it’s an ongoing process. Unfortunately, at this point it comes to the fore.”
Pelosi said Sunday that the doctors treating Trump must provide the public with trustworthy information.
“We have to have confidence in the judgment of the doctors treating him that they are not just giving a presentation – if they are giving a presentation to the press it has to be approved by the president,” she said, adding, “This is not very much scientific.”
While at Walter Reed, Trump plunged into the ongoing coronavirus stimulus negotiations and tweeted on Saturday: “OUR GREAT US WANT AND NEED STIMULUS. WORK TOGETHER AND GET IT. Thank you!”
When asked about the president’s message, Pelosi said Democrats “want to see them agree on what we need to do to destroy the virus so we can open economies and open our schools safely.”
Pelosi met with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin last week to reach an agreement on an additional aid package to respond to the coronavirus pandemic. These efforts have stalled, despite Pelosi and Mnuchin negotiating.
The House Democrats voted Thursday evening to pass their own package, which has little chance of being considered in the Republican Senate.
Explaining the Democrats’ position, Pelosi said, “You can’t just say we need – we have to do something, but we’re going to let the virus run free.”
“Now it’s even running for free in the White House,” she said. “Think of what it is like in a poor area where the president insists that children actually go back to school in order to receive the funds he recommended.”