On Wednesday, Nancy Pelosi said that unnamed doctors ask her “what’s the matter” with President Donald Trump, implying the health community is concerned about the President’s mental well-being.
Pelosi on Trump: “I hear doctors talk to me about saying, ‘what’s the matter with him?'”
“I hear doctors talk to me about saying, ‘what’s the matter with him?’” the House Speaker said during her weekly press conference.
“The things he says are so inappropriate for a President of the United States. The comments he makes about women — so inappropriate,” Pelosi added.
— CBS News (@CBSNews) May 20, 2020
Pelosi also said at the press conference, in truly weird fashion, that the President and other administration have “doggie doo” on their shoes.
“It’s like a child who comes in with mud on their pants, that’s the way it is, they are outside playing. He comes in with doggie doo on his shoes, and everybody that works for him has that on their shoes too for a very long time to come,” she said.
Pelosi on ‘morbidly obese’ comment: ‘I didn’t say anything about the president. I gave him a dose of his own medicine’
Pelosi also defended calling President Trump “morbidly obese,” saying that her words were “a dose of his own medicine.”
“I didn’t say anything about the president. I gave him a dose of his own medicine,” Pelosi replied when asked about insults about Trump’s weight. “I was only quoting what doctors had said about him and I was being factual in a very sympathetic way.”
Sure, Nan. https://t.co/UHS2scLpLC
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) May 20, 2020
Pelosi called President Trump “morbidly obese” on Monday when asked about him taking hydroxychloroquine, an anti-malaria drug, that Trump has touted as a preventative treatment against the coronavirus.
“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,” Pelosi told CNN’s Anderson Cooper. “So, I think it’s not a good idea.”
Nancy Pelosi calls Trump "morbidly obese" pic.twitter.com/NEBc0kqMwC
— Andrew Lawrence (@ndrew_lawrence) May 19, 2020
Trump Hits Back
Trump responded on Tuesday, saying Pelosi was a “sick woman” with “a lot of mental problems.”
Reporter asks about Speaker Pelosi's "morbidly obese" comment.
President Trump: "I don't respond to her. I think she's a waste of time…Pelosi is a sick woman. She's got a lot of problems a lot of mental problems."
— CSPAN (@cspan) May 19, 2020
Pelosi shot back again on MSNBC, saying, “I don’t want to spend any more time on his distraction because, as you see in the last couple of days, so much of the time has been spent on what he said.
“Rather than that, I think he should recognize his words weigh a ton,” she continued. “Instead of telling people to put Lysol into their lungs or taking a medication that’s not been approved except under certain circumstances.”