House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) shocked the world on Sunday when she said it may be dangerous for President Donald Trump to be taking daily doses of the drug hydroxychloroquine because of his weight, which she characterized as “morbidly obese.” But unsurprisingly, Trump, who has been taking the drug as a precautionary measure amid the coronavirus pandemic, wasn’t having it.
In remarks to reporters Monday, Trump said he wouldn’t respond to questions about Pelosi before diagnosing the House speaker as a “sick woman” who has “a lot of mental problems,” The Hill reported.
Democrats like Pelosi have long called Trump out over what they deem to be inappropriate comments from the president — but it looks like the House speaker isn’t taking her own advice.
Appearing on CNN with host Anderson Cooper, Pelosi was asked about Trump’s decision to take hydroxychloroquine, The Hill noted.
Pelosi didn’t hold back.
“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,” the House speaker remarked Sunday, according to The Hill.
“She’s a waste of time”
Asked about Pelosi’s comments the next day, Trump said curtly: “I don’t respond to her. I think she’s a waste of time.”
Indeed, Trump managed to hold his tongue until later in the interview, when he was asked about former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and his ongoing perjury case, as The Hill noted.
“General Flynn was treated horribly. General Flynn was treated illegally. These people — they broke the law,” Trump said, according to a transcript provided by the White House.
He went on: “These people are sick. Pelosi is a sick woman. She’s got a lot of problems, a lot of mental problems. We’re dealing with people that have to get their act together for the good of the country.”
Indeed, Pelosi has put her party before her country more than just once. Her recent coronavirus relief bill, the HEROES Act, was a shameful display of partisan politics at best.
The longer this pandemic plays out, the more Democrats look for ways to weaponize it against President Trump. But he isn’t just going to stand around and let it happen — not without taking some shots of his own, anyway.