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Pelosi Tries to Make Fat-Shaming Great Again, Calls Trump ‘Morbidly Obese’

Pelosi Tries to Make Fat-Shaming Great Again, Calls Trump ‘Morbidly Obese’

Politifact rated Pelosi’s claim factually “false”

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On Monday, President Trump was participating in a White House roundtable with restaurant executives and industry leaders when he mentioned in answer to a question from the media that he was taking hydroxychloroquine.

Here’s what he said:

“I happen to be taking it,” Trump said during a roundtable event at the White House. “A lot of good things have come out. You’d be surprised at how many people are taking it, especially the front-line workers. Before you catch it. The front-line workers, many, many are taking it.”

He added: “I’m taking it, hydroxychloroquine. Right now, yeah. Couple of weeks ago, I started taking it. Cause I think it’s good, I’ve heard a lot of good stories.”

Trump also said that he is taking zinc, and that he has taken an initial dose of azithromycin, or Z-Pak.

“After numerous discussions he and I had about regarding the evidence for and against the use of hydroxychloroquine, we concluded the potential benefit from treatment outweighed the relative risks,” Dr. Sean Conley, Trump’s physician, said in a statement Monday night.

Trump has been touting the anti-malarial drug for the last two months as a potential treatment for the Wuhan Coronavirus, much to the dismay of the hydroxychloroquine deniers in the mainstream media and Democratic party.

Predictably, Democrats, the mainstream media, and CNN doctors rushed to condemn Trump for not only taking the drug but also for even mentioning that he was taking it in the first place. The consensus seemed to be that it was “dangerous” and could lead to someone harming themselves with it (even though it’s only available by prescription, which they never mention).

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) certainly generated a lot of attention after a concerned-looking Anderson Cooper asked her about Trump’s remarks. Here’s how their Oprah-like segment on the topic went down on CNN:

Cooper: Madam Speaker, what is your reaction to the President saying that he is now taking hydroxychloroquine? Um, are you concerned?

Pelosi: Well, first let me say how happy I am about your new baby, how lovely.

Cooper: (grinning broadly) Oh, well thank you.

Pelosi: Wyatt, how perfectly named. We all know why that is and congratulations. And as you now are a father, you see how important it is to keep the world safe, for the children, for the children.

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.

Watch the bizarre exchange below:

Something not seen in that clip but which is also noteworthy is how Pelosi appeared to be suppressing a grin after she said what she did about Trump’s alleged “morbid obesity.”

She was clearly proud of herself here, even though she’s known on the surface, at least as a notorious stickler for political correctness in Washington, D.C.

Trump reacted by initially stating that he thought responding to her was a “waste of time,” but a few minutes later said, “Pelosi is a sick woman. She’s got a lot of problems, a lot of mental problems.”

Pelosi as much as admitted her jab at Trump’s weight was payback for all the things he’s said about her:

“I didn’t know that he would be so sensitive. He’s always talking about other people’s … weight, their pounds,” Pelosi said during an interview Tuesday with MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace.

To top it all off, Politifact has actually done a fact check on Pelosi’s claim that Trump is “morbidly obese,” and labeled it “false”:

One thing to take from this story is that in going this particular route with Trump, Pelosi – who the media always portrays as the classier person, has, in essence, given the okay for elected officials and other public figures to fat-shame their political opposition over a disagreement.

Some have said it is Trump who has cheapened the political discourse, but that ignores the vile things Democrats said about Republicans in the years before Trump’s election, and that they continue to reply to this day. It doesn’t make everything Trump’s ever said okay, but it’s just a fact that Democrats are not and never have been the standard-bearers for civility.

The biggest thing to take from this story is what Trump has managed to do over time with Pelosi, which is to pull the civility mask off. The result is what we saw in that interview with Cooper.

— Stacey Matthews has also written under the pseudonym “Sister Toldjah” and can be reached via Twitter. —

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Comments

inspectorudy | May 20, 2020 at 11:03 am

Fat-shaming coming from a woman whose face should be declared a biohazard!

Besides the fat shaming, we have a media and a politician, not a doctor or scientist, meddling in a matter that is a doctor-patient decision.

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.

As far as the Speaker is concerned, she’s our Speaker and I would rather she not be using botox that has not been approved by the scientists, especially in her age group and in her, shall we say, appearance group, morbidly ugly, they say.

I wonder if Jerrold Nadler ate his impeachment pen yet.

In regards to The Speaker of the House fat-shaming the President of the United States, I can only add that…if I had a nickel for every wrinkle that formerly existed, now exists, or will exist on both the Speaker’s petulant and pathetic two-faces, I would be as rich as she and work would no longer be on my agenda, either.

Did she see Stacy Abrams photo recently? Maybe Nancy is confused. Let’s get her comment on the virtual Governor of GA.

Speaking of Stacey Abrams.

rickmcinnis | May 20, 2020 at 11:38 am

The only think Aunt Clara Pelosi is making great again in bulemia.

Don’t pay any attention to what Nancy says. The plastic surgeon stretched the skin on her face until it was tight and tied it into a big knot. Now she thinks she’s sharp because her head comes to a point.

I’ve decided the next time some insensitive buffoon snarks at my plussage, I’ll express lefty-level outrage while claiming that I identify as a skinny person.

    I’m surprised that Pelosi would make such a remark, inasmuch as the last several years the left has taught us so much about identity politics … specifically, it is no longer safe to look at a person and state the obvious – for example, a person who by all appearances is a man, man may in fact identify as a woman therefore the implication is that one must everyone they meet what is their preferred pronoun – he/she/it/them/they etc.

    In fat shaming PDJT, Pelosi simply demonstrates that she is a fraud when it comes to the identity politics her and her ilk have tried to force on us.

Does her face stay like, all of the time?

Maybe our President is like me and identifies as a thin person.

Maybe our President is like me and identifies as a thin person.

helenahandbasket | May 20, 2020 at 12:32 pm

She’s one to talk.

If she has anymore face lifts, she’s going to have to shave her goatee, or get a Brazilian wax on her chin.

    DSHornet in reply to helenahandbasket. | May 20, 2020 at 5:29 pm

    When she raises her eye brows, her toes curl up.
    .

      CorkyAgain in reply to DSHornet. | May 20, 2020 at 6:46 pm

      Is that what happened to the Wicked Witch of the East when Dorothy’s house fell on her? Her eyebrows went up in surprise, and we see her curled-up toes when they take off the ruby slippers.

      Maybe we should try the experiment of dropping a house on the Wicked Witch of the West and see if we get the same result?

What gets me about her making the “morbidly obese” comment (and this is not the first time she and other Dems have called him that) is that people generally have a good idea of what that looks like, and they’ll look at Trump and know such an assertion is garbage.

Of course, there will always be the people who are so anti-Trump they will pick that up and run with it and just include it in their lists of Trump’s sins over the years (many of which are false if they cared to look into the allegations with an unbiased eye).

Antifundamentalist | May 20, 2020 at 12:36 pm

So Pelosi would rather Trump adhere to science? Like Medical science where you take your medication as prescribed by your licensed physician? Or did I miss something, hydroxychloroquine is now available over the counter like an herbal supplement?

….and they referred to Sarah Huckabee Sanders as “that cow”.

Has The Speaker ever heard the phrase
“My body, my choice.”?
Remember, you heard it here first,
“When hydroxychloquine is outlawed, only outlaws will have hydroxychloquine.”

I’ll bet that we will eventually find out that Pelosi, and most of the House and Senate, have also been taking HCQ.

Good work, Comrade Speaker Pelosi! Now do Comrade Governor Stacey Abrams.

Piglosi is morbidly ugly and nasty.

Well, first let me say how happy I am about your new baby, how lovely.

Anderson Cooper has a baby? Cool! Who’s the father?

Pelosi is morbidly obtuse. Not to mention that her face is held together only by heavy makeup.

Sen. Kennedy (R-LA) states another zinger – “Re: “heroes act”: My fellow Republicans in the Senate have tried to see things from Nancy, the speaker’s point of view, but we can’t get our heads that far up our rear ends, and I think any fair-minded American would agree.” -Senator Kennedy”
Speaker Ratched’ has lost control of the House and the results are a glimpse into the depths of her evil…
The tough broad act plays well with the bi-coastal deranged liberals but most of us just look at her and shake our heads wondering who in the holy hell does she think she’s fooling with this stuff? Nancy Pelosi is a liar and a bitch, the Queen of Mean in a death spiral!

you know what they say about those who live in glass faces

if Pres Trump is 243 at 6’3″ that is about where he should be, I know where they get the idea that he is ‘obese’ but that chart is a big big pile of horse manure. I was at my weight on that chart once in my life, not a good look or feel. the Air Force when it started it’s weight management system decades ago they ran in to a problem, members that were body builder,weight lifter , what ever cause them to build muscle, well muscle is denser than flab, consequently the weight more than the AF allowed.

Every player in the NFL is “obese” according to the BMI charts.

“The biggest thing to take from this story is what Trump has managed to do over time with Pelosi, which is to pull the civility mask off. The result is what we saw in that interview with Cooper.”

WAPO and NYT tomorrow: Trump Unmasks Pelosi

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