House Speaker Nancy Pelosi isn’t one of President Donald Trump‘s favorite people and her latest quip will undoubtedly add to that distance. Speaking the president’s use of the drug hydroxychloroquine to prevent a COVID-19 infection, Pelosi stated that due to Trump’s age and that he’s “morbidly obese,” he shouldn’t be taking it.
Pelosi was a guest on Anderson Cooper’s show on CNN when the host asked Pelosi her reaction after learning Trump is once again touting hydroxychloroquine as a COVID-19 cure-all. Some have observed that while Pelosi’s words were shrouded in concern for Trump’s health, it may have been a touch of shade in there as well.
“As far as the President is concerned, he’s our President and I would rather he not be taking something that has not been approved by the scientists, especially in his age group and in his, shall we say, weight group, morbidly obese, they say. So, I think it’s not a good idea,” Pelosi said to Cooper.
Amazingly enough, Trump hasn’t gone off on one of his infamous rants on Twitter to address the comment but his supporters have done quite a bit on their own. He also neglected to respond to the comment at a Tuesday presser, again, another shocking turn of events for the notoriously defensive president.
Trump is also sharing just about anything that gives even the slightest tinge of validating his actions and doing his best to distract and insult his once-beloved Fox News after a host on that network stated that taking hydroxychloroquine could lead to complications such as death. Trump has also been sharing comments from a doctor who contradicted the Fox host’s claims as well.
We could easily share some of MAGA Twitter’s greatest hits below but we’re not interested in promoting more trash into your already stressful lies. So instead, we’ve focused our efforts on folks having a laugh at Trump’s expense, an act he’s guilty of doing when it serves him and his ego.
It goes without saying that fat-shaming isn’t cool but Pelosi used a medical term and didn’t exactly Mr. Piggy.
What do you guys think Trump is more upset about right now?— Mrs. Krassenstein (@HKrassenstein) May 19, 2020
That 90,000+ Americans are now dead, or that #TrumpMorbidlyObese is a top trend on Twitter.
Trump has spent so much time calling women fat, including his daughter Tiffany, that it's about time a woman call him out on being #morbidlyobese.— Devin Duke (@sirDukeDevin) May 19, 2020
Unpopular opinion, I guess. I think the "morbidly obese" comment from Pelosi is pretty hilarious and the people on the Right getting bent out of shape about it are embarrassing. It's exactly the kind of thing Trump says about people all the time. He can take it.— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) May 19, 2020
I'm of two minds about the whole "morbidly obese" thing. On the one hand, kind of a low blow. On the other, it kind of made my day.— Abigail Disney (@abigaildisney) May 19, 2020
Nancy Pelosi just called Donald Trump "morbidly obese" and hot cocoa just shot out my nose when I heard it. pic.twitter.com/5gJKPh4wyr— Amee Vanderpool (@girlsreallyrule) May 19, 2020
The backlash that Nancy Pelosi got for referring to Trump as “morbidly obese,” was typical in this society. The woman literally used the *clinical term* in context to his heart-affiliated condition & how it may be affected by hydroxychloroquine. It was by *no means* fat shaming.— Gina ✝️🦋💙💚❤️🐶♿️ (@ginaBoom1yes) May 19, 2020
Agreed.— Kick Frenzy 🏴☠️ (@Kick_Frenzy) May 19, 2020
I was just talking about this and how attacking a bad person for their body shape is an attack on everyone of that shape.
However, Pelosi didn't use his weight as a punchline.
She told it straight.
Being morbidly obese is 100+ lbs overweight.
Which Trump is.
I agree 100%. My own concern about Trump is that when a POTUS with a quarantined VP takes an unapproved drug (for a condition he doesn't have) whose side effect for those with co-morbidities can be death, his clinical diagnosis of morbid obesity becomes a national security issue. https://t.co/ih0GYSFrdo— Seth Abramson (@SethAbramson) May 19, 2020
Funny not a single republican screams in outrage when trump DAILY calls people stupid, racial slurs, insults their looks. Trump is in fact morbidly obese. Its not an insult, she was speaking of his health and its a fact. Jesus christ people.— Ella Geller 🌊 (@ellageller) May 19, 2020
The absolute hypocritical ridiculousness of Trumpsters crying foul because Nancy Pelosi called Trump “morbidly obese.”. There has never been a more openly misogynistic, racist and bullying leader in generations. Scroll his twitter account alone for proof and then get lost.— Trent Capelli 🇨🇦🇮🇹 (@TrentCapelli) May 19, 2020
Morbidly obese is a medical term. Trump has called people miss piggy as an insult to fat shame. Be mad about something else.— cela (@ce_laaa) May 19, 2020
So, those MAGA folks can dish it out, but they sure can't take it. Trump has been insulting folks' appearance for years. Quid pinche pro quo and then some.#TrumpMorbidlyObese #PresidentPlump #GirtherMovement #GirtherGate— 💙Rapunzel™ BLM-Trump LOST-wear the damn mask!💙 (@co_rapunzel4) May 19, 2020