Earlier this week, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi chose to get her hair done at a closed salon based in San Francisco, California. Not only was the salon barred from providing indoor services, due to state orders, but the entirety of California remains under a mask mandate.
None of this stopped the Speaker of the House from getting her wash and blow-out. Meanwhile, video surveillance of Pelosi at the salon also showed that she didn’t wear a face mask in spite of her habitual demands for others to don face coverings.
Since this incident has gone viral, so has Pelosi’s reaction. The House Speaker claims that the San Francisco hair salon “set [her] up” and owes her an apology.
Such a response has caused the White House to slam Pelosi, noting the hypocrisy, entitlement, and double standards, according to Washington Examiner.
A Closer Look at the Most Recent White House Press Conference
Yesterday’s White House press conference kicked off with a repeated loop of a maskless Pelosi’s time at the shuttered hair salon. Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany slammed Pelosi for not adhering to the rules and then later accusing the hair salon of a setup.
.@PressSec made the media watch Nancy Pelosi walking into the closed salon on a loop today.
It's incredibly satisfying to watch. pic.twitter.com/u878bBJmUg
— Dinesh D'Souza (@DineshDSouza) September 3, 2020
During the press conference, McEnany also explained that Pelosi owes Americans an apology along with the hair salon owner. As the conference continued, the press secretary then noted that the video of Pelosi would remain on a loop during the introduction period.
Later on, McEnany updated Americans on various policy issues, the nation’s response to coronavirus, etc. Later on, the press secretary also answered a series of questions from reporters.
More Reactions to the “Set Up” Claim
Pelosi’s assertion that she was somehow “set up” by the hair salon has only added fuel to the fire. President Trump also ripped the remarks, both on Twitter and at a campaign rally; the president stated that since the hair salon owner “set up” Pelosi, she ought to run the House of Representatives, rather than the current speaker.
President Trump: "If [Nancy Pelosi] was set up — then she shouldn't be leading the House of Representatives. I want the salon owner to lead the House of Representatives." pic.twitter.com/K2GeITj4Xr
— The Hill (@thehill) September 4, 2020
Others are accusing Pelosi of simply trying to pass the buck. Conservatives believe that the House Speaker views herself as above the rules; others noted the double standard of her walking through what’s supposed to be a closed salon without a face mask.
What do you think about the White House’s response to Nancy Pelosi? Do you believe the San Francisco hair salon “set [her] up? Let us know in the comments section below!