Trump Scolds Pelosi Over Hair Salon Trip After 'Lecturing Everyone' About Masks

President Donald Trump criticized Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday after the Democrat was spotted not wearing a face covering during a visit to a San Francisco hair salon.

"Crazy Nancy Pelosi is being decimated for having a beauty parlor opened, when all others are closed, and for not wearing a Mask - despite constantly lecturing everyone else. We will almost certainly take back the House, and send Nancy packing!" Trump tweeted.

"The Beauty Parlor owner must really dislike Crazy Nancy Pelosi. Turning her in, on tape, is a really big deal," he wrote.

"She probably treats him like she treats everyone else...And she strongly supported a Kennedy who just lost in, of all places, Massachusetts!"

Pelosi was reportedly in breach of San Francisco regulations designed to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Salons are not currently permitted to open indoors.

"The Speaker always wears a mask and complies with local COVID requirements," Drew Hammill, deputy chief of staff to Pelosi, told Newsweek in a previous statement.

"This business offered for the Speaker to come in on Monday and told her they were allowed by the city to have one customer at a time in the business. The Speaker complied with the rules as presented to her by this establishment."

Trump also took the opportunity to criticize Massachusetts Congressman Joseph Kennedy III after he failed to defeat Senator Ed Markey in Tuesday's Democratic primary, becoming the first Kennedy to ever lose an election in the state.

Pelosi was tweeting just this week that Republicans weren't taking the pandemic seriously and took aim at the president in particular for his handling of the ongoing crisis.

"President Trump's actions prove that he still does not grasp the gravity of the coronavirus crisis, even as America passes the tragic milestone of more than 6 million COVID-19 cases nationwide," she tweeted on 31 August.

She expressed similar sentiments on Tuesday while advocating for the passage of the Heroes Act, which would entail a $3 trillion coronavirus stimulus package. The act is likely to fail in the Republican-led Senate.

"Republicans have made it clear: they do not understand the gravity of the situation facing America's working families," she said. "The Heroes Act includes the solutions we need to get a handle on this crisis."

Trump is only the latest Pelosi critic to weigh in on her failure to wear a mask. Many of the president's supporters on social media are also highlighting what they see as hypocrisy.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi Wearing a Face Mask
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) adjusts her face mask during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol, May 27, 2020 in Washington, DC. Pelosi and her Democratic House colleagues discussed the recently passed House bill "The Heroes Act" and criticized the Trump administration's lack of a plan for nationwide coronavirus testing. Pelosi did not wear a mask during a recent visit to a hair salon. Drew Angerer/Getty Images