In his latest coronavirus press briefing, President Trump appeared to have come to his senses regarding the coronavirus pandemic as he finally accepted that it is not going disappeared miraculously and implored Americans to wear a mask in public.

But as Trump continues to call the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) as "the China virus," even though he has been called out for the same a number of times, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi commented on his too late too little recent response on the pandemic.

In a Tuesday interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, Pelosi talked at length about Trump's latest coronavirus briefing at the White House. And while she agreed that he is right, his somber tone and sudden grasp of the severity of the issue does little to allay the fact that he majorly contributed to the U.S. having the highest number of coronavirus positive cases.

“If he had said months ago ‘Let's wear a mask, let's socially distance’ instead of having rallies and political-whatever-they-were, then more people would have followed his lead as the president of the United States, instead of being a bad example making it like a manhood thing not to wear a mask,” she said.

“A briefing on the coronavirus should be about science and that is something the president has ignored,” Pelosi, 80, added. “So I think a good deal of what we have suffered is clearly the Trump virus.”

While Trump is yet to air his thoughts on Pelosi views, his adviser Kellyanne Conway has responded to Pelosi’s comments and criticized the congresswoman for targeting Trump when she has “hardly been a profile in courage on this virus.”

“She’s the one encouraging people to go out into Chinatown in San Francisco. She trips over the poor homeless population in her own San Francisco, I guess, to make these silly appearances a couple [of] times a week," Conway told during her appearance on Fox News.

"I think it's really disappointing to hear the speaker of the House -- the highest-ranking woman in our nation’s government -- call this the 'Trump virus' and not the 'China virus,'" Conway added.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi speaks to reporters at the Capitol in Washington in March.
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