Author: Telemundo | Date: 24 June 2020
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) spoke with Noticias Telemundo anchor Julio Vaqueiro in an exclusive Spanish-language television interview today. Pelosi discussed President Trump’s reaction to the recent Supreme Court ruling on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, the Trump administration’s handling of the coronavirus crisis, plus the issues of immigration and police reform.
Highlights of the interview will air today on “Noticias Telemundo” at 6:30 PM / 5:30 CT and the full interview will be available for streaming on NoticiasTelemundo.com and the Noticias Telemundo properties on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.
Some other interview highlights:
- ON PRESIDENT TRUMP’S HANDLING OF THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS: “The administration has failed to take the steps necessary. […] This administration knows that testing, tracing and treating and keeping people separated is the way to stop the spread of this virus. And yet they have refused to take that action unfortunately. They’ve been in denial from the start. So delay and denial equals death, unfortunately. I hate to speak in those harsh terms because we’re talking about life and death, the lives of people, the livelihoods of their families, the life of our democracy.”
- ON IMMIGRATION: “I think the vitality of America springs from newcomers who come to our country. We want the Senate to pass … our Promise and Dream Act, which protects our Dreamers, TPS, others. [… The idea that newcomers slow down our economy is completely upside down. When newcomers come with their hopes, their dreams, their aspirations for a better future, for themselves, for the children, for their families, well, they're all-American traits about optimism, hope and courage and determination for a better future, and those newcomers make America more American.”
- ON DACA: “For some reason, Republicans in the Senate have been afraid of our Dreamers. Not all of them, but too many of them. The election is going to be very important in this regard. It’s only, what, 133 days away, and after that the Dreamers will be safe because I feel confident that we (the Democrats) will succeed in this election. This President, again in his cowardness, in his cruelty, his creepiness, has decided he’s going to after the Dreamers again.