BY PORTFOLIO ARMOR
Will COVID Save Us From War Once More?
When she’s not busy exercising call options on Nvidia, Inc. (NVDA) shares to profit from pending legislation, or bailing her husband out of jail for a DUI arrest, Nancy Pelosi is third in line to the U.S. Presidency as Speaker of the House of Representatives. In that official capacity, she risked a diplomatic row with China in April, when reports suggested she planned to visit Taiwan as part of her Asia trip. Fortunately, for the sake of East Asian peace, Pelosi tested positive for COVID, causing her to cancel her trip:
Update(12:25ET): It’s been confirmed that Nancy Pelosi’s weekend Asia trip has been postponed following her positive Covid-19 test. “A congressional delegation trip to Asia that Pelosi had planned to lead has been postponed, Hammill said,” Nikkei writes.
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There are widespread reports that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is scheduled to arrive in Taiwan on Sunday, which some are still chalking up to “rumor” given that neither Taipei officials nor Pelosi’s office have confirmed the trip, which would be the first time since 1997 that a US House speaker visited the island (when Republican Newt Gingrich did).