- The Washington Times - Tuesday, April 21, 2020

President Trump’s reelection campaign is betting that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s showcasing of gourmet ice cream during the coronavirus pandemic will not go over well with voters come Election Day.

The California Democrat’s recent appearance on “The Late Late Show with Jame Cordon” now appears in a 75-second spot titled “Let them eat ice cream: Nancy Antoinette,” a reference to the “Let them eat cake” remark attributed to Marie Antoinette.

Footage of Ms. Pelosi discussing delays with a small business relief bill is juxtaposed with her proudly displaying two industrial-grade refrigerators — one packed with a wide assortment of mail-order ice cream.

Text for the ad released Monday evening reads “not everyone has a $24,000 stocked fridge” before cutting to American citizens struggling to pay their bills during the coronavirus shutdown.

Ms. Pelosi has said that she supports the Paycheck Protection Program in principle, but will resist any House bill that doesn’t reach “all of America’s small businesses.”



“We also want to make sure that [the bill is] operating in a community where police and fire, our health care workers, our doctors, nurses, our teachers, are being compensated for and not fired,” she told ABC’s “The Week” Sunday.

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