Buck Sexton, the host of “The Buck Sexton Radio Show” said Tuesday that the video that juxtaposes House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in front of her massive refrigerator and the thousands of Americans lining up on food lines a “devastating” blow for Democrats.
Sexton, who has been critical of Pelosi for her recent tone-deaf interview with CBS’ “Late Late Show,”said the video—which was shared by Brad Parscale, the Trump campaign manager—is the perfect example of who many Democrats really are.
Sexton said the video shows Americans—who worked their entire life to provided for their families— struggling due to poor decisions by the government.
“We did not have to do this,” Sexton said. Sexton said Democrats are working against President Trump in hopes to extract the most amount of damage during the outbreak.
Many small businesses can absorb a two-week freeze, Sexton said.
“Six weeks is brutal,” Sexton said. “Ten weeks? We’re not going to have the same economy after this. I don’t care what they say. So this plan that some states seem to have. Well, let’s just see where we are in June.”
Parscale posted the video on Twitter and captioned it, “Americans are losing their jobs since the virus rocked the economy. Nancy Pelosi blocks funding for people to keep getting paychecks. But she’s got a $24K fridge full of ice cream, so she’s cool. ‘‘Let them eat ice cream.’ Nancy Antoinette.’”
The Wall Street Journal reported last week that more than 22 million workers in the U.S. have sought unemployment benefits since the start of the coronavirus-related shutdowns. States have been struggling to keep up with claim demands and, in some cases, requested that those filing do so on specific days of the week.
Besides Pelosi’s luxury refrigerator and accusations from Republicans that she is holding up the new $400 billion small business package, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who recently moved into her very own luxury pad in D.C., appeared to celebrate the economy’s demise on Twitter, with a now-deleted post.
“You absolutely love to see it,” she posted, referring to oil prices sinking to historic lows. “This along with record low interest rates means it’s the right time for a worker-led, mass investment in green infrastructure to save our planet. *cough*”
Food lines across the U.S. are continuing to expand amid the coronavirus downturn.
Jason Jakubowski, the CEO of Foodshare, told NBC Connecticut that there is now a drive-thru in the state to serve as a supplement to the 250 pantries and 60 mobile sites already in place.
“They’re people who just four weeks ago were gainfully employed and now through no fault of their own, have found themselves unemployed or not knowing where their next meal is coming from,” he said.