US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, has said she didn’t know President Donald Trump would be ‘so sensitive’ about his weight after she called him ‘morbidly obese,’ and he fired back at her saying she had ‘mental problems’.
Trump revealed on Monday that he had been taking anti-malaria drug hydroxylchloroquine to prevent him from contracting Coronavirus, going against the Food and Drug Administration’s warnings that the drug was untested and unproven against Covid-19.
Pelosi on hearing Trump’s comments said on Tuesday that the president shouldn’t be taking such a drug as the drug could cause heart problems since he is ‘morbidly obese’ leading the president to say she had mental problems.
‘Pelosi is a sick woman. She’s got a lot of problems, a lot of mental problems,’ President Trump said during a visit to Capitol Hill where he had lunch with Senate Republicans.
Pelosi has now fired back at Trump, saying he likes to talk about other people’s body weights and shapes but can’t take being talked to about his own weight.
‘I didn’t know that he would be so sensitive. He’s always talking about other people’s avoirdupois, their weight, their pounds,’ Pelosi said during an interview Tuesday with MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace.
‘I think he should recognize that his words weigh a ton. Instead of telling people to put Lysol into their lungs or taking a medication that has not been approved except under certain circumstances, he should be saying what your previous guest mentioned — things that would help people,’ she said.
At his last physical examination, Trump, 73, weighed 243 pounds with his height being 6 feet 3 inches. That would put his body mass index at 30.4, which narrowly qualifies him in the ‘obese’ category.