Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Tuesday that she did not know that President Donald Trump would be ‘so sensitive’ about his weight after calling him ‘morbidly obese’ and shooting back that she had ‘mental problems’.
“I didn’t know he would be so sensitive. He always talks about other people’s avoirdupois, their weight, their pounds, ‘Pelosi said during an interview with MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace on Tuesday.
“I think he has to recognize that his words weigh a ton. Instead of telling people to put Lysol in their lungs or to take a drug that isn’t approved, except under certain circumstances, he should say what your previous guest said – things that would help people, “she said.
The speaker referred to President Trump’s suggestion last month that injecting disinfectants, which can kill the coronavirus, could be a possible remedy.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she didn’t know President Donald Trump would be ‘so sensitive’ about his weight after calling him ‘morbidly obese’
Pelosi said the “morbidly obese” president was putting his health at risk with his daily dose of hydroxychloroquine in an interview with CNN Monday night.
Trump called her in response a “sick woman ‘with many’ mental problems’.
“Pelosi is a sick woman. She has many problems, many mental problems, “said President Trump during a visit to Capitol Hill, where he had lunch with the Republicans of the Senate.
At his last physical weight, Trump weighed 73,243 pounds as reported to be 6 feet 3 inches. That would put his body mass index at 30.4, which qualifies him narrowly in the ‘obese’ category.
Trump, known for his love of fast food, has a history of mocking others’ bodies.
At a campaign meeting in Manchester, N.H., last August, Trump said of a crowd supporter, “ That man has a serious weight problem! Go home. Start exercising. ‘
When the President owned the Miss Universe Contest, contestant Alicia Machado called “ Miss Piggy. ”
Trump’s health was questioned when the coronavirus pandemic infected more than 1.5 million Americans and killed more than 90,000 people.
The president has received heavy criticism from doctors, democrats, media and foreign commentators after his shocking announcement on Monday that he is taking a daily dose of hydroxychloroquine as a precaution against the coronavirus.
After Trump’s confession, speaker Pelosi was one of the many doctors and politicians who labeled the move as irresponsible.
Pelosi said CNN: “He’s our president, and I’d rather not take something that isn’t approved by the scientists. Especially in his age group and in his, say, weight group, which is morbidly obese, they say. So I don’t think it’s a good idea. ‘
President Donald Trump accused speaker Nancy Pelosi as a ‘sick woman’ with many ‘mental problems’ after calling him ‘morbidly obese’
Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the ‘morbidly obese’ president compromised his health with his daily dose of hydroxychloroquine in an interview with CNN Monday night
Trump has previously touted hydroxychloroquine as a ‘cure’ for the coronavirus, but the FDA has warned that the drug – most commonly used to treat malaria – has a range of potentially deadly side effects and has not been proven to be an effective COVID-19 treatment .
Several studies are underway into the drug’s effectiveness in treating coronavirus and whether it may also protect against the disease, but so far there is no clear evidence of its usefulness.
The FDA warned on April 30 that hydroxychloroquine caused heart problems and said it should only be used to treat the coronavirus in patients who are already in the hospital.
“You don’t get sick or die,” Trump said on Monday about taking the medication. “I’ve been doing it for a week and a half. And I’m still there. ‘
At least two White House employees tested positive for the coronavirus this month, both of whom had access to the president: his naval servant serving him meals and the press secretary of Vice President Mike Pence, Katie Miller, who served on behalf of the coronavirus task force speaks and is married to Trump senior adviser Stephen Miller.
President Trump received his daily dose at his cabinet meeting in the White House on Tuesday.
“I have had no influence on it. I feel the same. I haven’t changed, I don’t think too much, ”he said.