Nancy Pelosi experienced some karma this week over her shockingly petty comments about President Donald Trump’s bodyweight.
Trump fan and actor James Woods called Pelosi “morbidly corrupt” on Tuesday, Breitbart reported, after Pelosi called the president “morbidly obese” in a CNN interview.
Pelosi made the comments about the president’s weight while giving her reaction to the news that Donald Trump was taking hydroxychloroquine in hopes of preventing a coronavirus infection.
“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 told CNN’s Anderson Cooper on Sunday, according to Breitbart. “So I think it’s not a good idea.”
Two days later, Woods tweeted a photo of Pelosi with an ironic caption.
Morbidly corrupt… pic.twitter.com/HNj6gB5XN3
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) May 19, 2020
Hydroxychloroquine, commonly used as an anti-malarial drug, has been politically controversial, with media and Democrats insisting that Trump has endangered Americans by touting its potential as a treatment for COVID-19. The hydroxy-wars got more intense on Monday when Trump revealed that he has been taking the drug himself.
“The frontline workers, many, many of them are taking it. I happen to be taking it, I happen to be taking it. I’m taking it, hydroxychloroquine. A few weeks ago I started taking it. I think it’s good, I’ve heard a lot of good stories,” Trump said, according to Breitbart. “I’m not going to get hurt by it. It’s been around for 40 years for malaria, for lupus, for other things. I take it, a lot of frontline workers take it, doctors take it.
“Dose of his own medicine”
Asked for a reaction to Pelosi’s comments on Monday, Trump said Pelosi was a “waste of time” but later called her “sick” and mentally unwell, The Hill reported.
“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,” Trump said, according to The Hill.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, Pelosi and Trump are not on speaking terms. The two have feuded continuously ever since Pelosi reclaimed the speaker’s gavel in 2019 and went to war with Trump over his border wall through a government shutdown. Their relationship just about collapsed during his recent impeachment trial.
For her part, the speaker has continued to defend her Sunday comments, mocking Trump as “sensitive”, according to RealClearPolitics, and insisting Wednesday that she was giving Trump a “dose of his own medicine,” as Fox News reported. She also compared Trump and his staff to children with “doggy doo” on their shoes. (Seriously?)
Pelosi had this one coming.