House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said on Sunday she is receiving health updates on President Trump, who is in the hospital with the coronavirus, through the media and not through official briefings or contact with the White House.
Why it matters: Pelosi is second in the line of succession behind Vice President Mike Pence.
The media has played a significant role in bringing to light the negligence of White House officials in containing the coronavirus, as well as in making sense of the confusing narrative coming from the Trump administration surrounding the president's health.
What she's saying: "We're getting our information the way everyone else is, in the media," Pelosi told CBS' "Face the Nation.".
"We pray for his good health, his speedy recovery.
But I hope it will be a signal that we really have to do better in preventing the spread of this virus.".
"We wouldn't pray if we didn't believe there was a chance that there could be an answer. »