It appears that President Donald Trump has once again gotten under the skin of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA); the longtime congresswoman was repeatedly heard making disparaging comments about his appearance over the past week.
On Wednesday, Pelosi went further, however, announcing at a press conference that medical professionals are contacting her to ask questions about the president’s mental health, according to Breitbart.
“I hear doctors talk to me about saying, ‘What’s the matter with him?’” Pelosi told reporters, according to Breitbart.
She went on: “The things he says are so inappropriate for a president of the United States. The comments he makes about women — so inappropriate.”
Pelosi goes low
Those assertions came in the wake of earlier comments in which Pelosi used a bit of bizarre — yet undeniably vivid — imagery to slam the president.
“It’s like a child who comes in with mud on their pants, that’s the way it is, they are outside playing,” Pelosi said before a group of reporters.
She added: “He comes in with doggie doo on his shoes, and everybody that works for him has that on their shoes too for a very long time to come.”
The hits keep coming
Those odd remarks came on the heels of Pelosi’s angry reaction to Trump’s revelation that he is taking the drug hydroxychloroquine as a preventative measure against the coronavirus.
“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,” Pelosi said in an interview with CNN personality Anderson Cooper, according to a separate report from Breitbart.
At the time of his last physical examination, Trump weighed 243 pounds and had a body mass index (BMI) of 30.4, according to USA Today. While these numbers are considered unhealthy, Trump is well short of meeting the clinical definition of morbid obesity.
When asked about her comments, Pelosi denied having said “anything about the president” despite the existence of video footage of her doing just that, according to Breitbart. She then claimed to have merely given Trump “a dose of his own medicine.”
“I was only quoting what doctors had said about him and I was being factual in a very sympathetic way,” she added.