Salon Owner denies Pelosi’s accusation
This woman is something else.
Tuesday, Fox News published an exclusive showing Speaker Nancy Pelosi getting a blow out at a salon in San Francisco that was shuttered because of the coronavirus. Pelosi was also seen unmasked while the stylist wore a black face mask.
Pelosi’s staff refused to comment after the story broke but has since decided that they’re going with the “we were tricked!” trope.
From USA Today:
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi claimed she fell for a “setup” by a San Francisco salon where she went for a hair appointment on Monday even though local guidelines did not allow salons to operate amid the pandemic.
“It was a setup, and I take responsibility for falling for a setup,” Pelosi, D-Calif., said on Wednesday.
“I think that this salon owes me an apology for setting me up,” she said.
Fox News published security camera footage on Tuesday of Pelosi inside the salon, along with an interview from Erica Kious, the owner of eSalon in San Francisco where Pelosi went, slamming Pelosi for getting her hair done when others could not.
San Francisco’s coronavirus restrictions on salons and other similar businesses was amended on Tuesday, allowing for hair appointments to be conducted outdoors only, with one customer at a time who must wear a mask (ear loops rather than ties are recommended so as not to interfere with hair services). Salons were still closed on Monday.
Pelosi’s spokesperson Drew Hammill said in a statement on Tuesday that Pelosi made the appointment because she was told by the salon that it could accommodate her within the city’s guidelines.
Pelosi can be seen in the short video walking through part of the salon with what appears to be her face mask around her neck, rather than covering her face, with wet hair. Her spokesperson said on Tuesday that she had her mask off only for a short time while her hair was washed, and Pelosi said Wednesday that she “always” has a mask.
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