Speaker Nancy Pelosi delivered the insult heard around the world to President Donald Trump — she called the leader of the free world “morbidly obese.”
On Monday, Trump shocked many by revealing that for several weeks he has been taking the life saving yet sometimes dangerous drug hydroxychloroquine as a potential treatment for coronavirus.
Since the coronavirus pandemic started killing thousands, Trump has been pushing doctors to give sick patients the drug, which is normally used to treat malaria, despite the fact that it has not been really tested as yet for COVID-19.
Trump’s obsession with hydroxychloroquine has even forced the Food and Drug Administration to issue warning data, which showed that people, who have taken the medication outside a hospital or clinical trial, have had to deal with severe heart problems.
Despite the fact that Trump was warned about the deadly side effects of hydroxychloroquine, he confessed that he has been taking it.
Trump claimed that for the past week, he has been using the medication and added: “I asked him what do you think. He said, ‘Well, if you’d like it.’ I said, ‘Yeah, I’d like it. I’d like to take it.’ ”
He added: “Here’s my evidence: I get a lot of positive calls about it. So far, I seem to be OK.”
While talking on CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360, Pelosi was asked to share her thoughts on Trump’s revelation, she did not hold back and said this: “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 that it’s not a good idea.”
In late 2019, the results of Trump’s medical exam were released, and it showed that Trump, 73, is obese because his height is 6 feet, 3 inches, and he weighed 243 pounds at the time.
Fox News's Neil Cavuto is stunned by Trump's announcement that he's taking hydroxychloroquine: "If you are in a risky population here, and you are taking this as a preventative treatment … it will kill you. I cannot stress enough. This will kill you." pic.twitter.com/e6D5alfAgc
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) May 18, 2020
Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer also slammed Trump’s decision to take hydroxychloroquine and said his decision was “reckless.”
The Democrat added: “I know him saying he is taking it, whether he is or not, is reckless, reckless, reckless. It gives people false hope, has people avoid real medical attention, and can actually cause them trouble. It is just dangerous what he did.”
The White House has issued a memo from the president’s physician Sean Conley on the matter that read: “In consultation with our inter-agency partners and subject matter experts around the country, I continue to monitor the myriad studies investigating potential COVID-19 therapies, and I anticipate employing the same shared medical decision making based on the evidence at hand in the future.”
Some are still not sure that the president is telling the whole truth when it comes to hydroxychloroquine.