Pelosi Says She Was Giving Trump A ‘Dose Of His Own Medicine’ By Calling Him ‘Morbidly Obese’

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Henry Rodgers Senior Congressional Correspondent
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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday said she was giving President Donald Trump a “dose of his own medicine” by calling him “morbidly obese.”

At a press conference, Pelosi defended her comments, saying “I didn’t say anything about the president. I gave him a dose of his own medicine,” when asked about her comments about Trump’s weight. “I was only quoting what doctors had said about him and I was being factual in a very sympathetic way.”

The Daily Caller asked Trump about Pelosi’s comments Tuesday to which he responded, “Oh, I don’t respond to her, I think she’s a waste of time.” (RELATED: Trump Snaps On ‘Waste Of Time’ Pelosi Over Obesity Remark, Claims She Has ‘Mental Problems’)


In an appearance on CNN, Pelosi was asked about Trump’s usage of hydroxychloroquine, to which she responded by saying “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 said to CNN’s Anderson Cooper. (RELATED: Pelosi Calls Trump ‘Morbidly Obese’ On CNN)

Trump has defended his usage of hydroxychloroquine, saying “A lot of good things have come out about the [hydroxychloroquine],” he told reporters gathered in the White House cabinet room Monday. “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.”