Pelosi Fat Shames Trump, Calls the President “Morbidly Obese”
During her Monday appearance on the left-wing media CNN, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi fat-shamed President Donald Trump, claiming that the “morbidly obese” President should not be taking the anti-malarial drug, hydroxychloroquine.
In the interview, the show’s host Anderson Cooper asked Pelosi about her reaction to Trump’s claim that he had been taking hydroxychloroquine. The House Speaker responded that as far as he is concerned, Trump should not be taking the drug since it was not yet approved by the experts. She argued that Trump is especially vulnerable given his “age group” and his “weight group,” adding that the President was “morbidly obese, they say.”
Many had criticized the President’s decision to protect himself by taking the drug. In fact, even Fox News Channel host Neil Cavuto warned that taking hydroxychloroquine “will kill you.”
On Monday, Cavuto expressed his concern about the dangers that might be associated with taking the drug. The show’s host claimed that based on a number of studies, veterans who belong to the vulnerable sector and who are struggling with heart and respiratory conditions died from taking hydroxychloroquine. Moreover, Fox News medical contributor Dr. Manny Alvarez also condemned Trump, citing that his decision to endorse the drug was “highly irresponsible.” Alvarez told the Fox News reporter Bret Baier that, “I found it to be highly irresponsible for the president to have come out and made that statement.” He also challenged the White House physician to report Trump’s developments in a week and a half that he had been taking the drug.
Alvarez concluded that there was really no “major benefit” from taking hydroxychloroquine. He even went on to claim that their hospital was not using it as a drug to treat COVID-19 patients.
Trump immediately took on to social media to express his disappointment on Fox News. The President wrote that the media outlet was not “the same” anymore, as it was in the time of CEO Roger Ailes. He even challenged that he might as well find another media outlet.
The criticisms began when the President confirmed during a White House roundtable talk, that he was taking a combination of both hydroxychloroquine and zinc as a way to ward off the deadly virus. “I happen to be taking it. I’m taking it. Hydroxychloroquine. Right now, yeah,” he said. He continued to say that he had been taking the drug for more than a week and that he seemed “to be okay.”
Despite Pelosi and the media’s accusation, Trump had received positive feedback from doctors on the use of hydroxychloroquine. He also assured the public that it is perfectly safe to use, and showed “zero symptoms” either of the virus or the side effects of his medication.
Trump also said that he had consulted with the White House physician before he started taking the medication, and denied allegations that he will receive profit from endorsing the drug. He clarified that he only wanted the American people to “feel good” and expressed his concern over the public’s well-being.