By Duncan Smith
President Donald Trump characteristically did not mince words when reporters asked him Tuesday about House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s comments regarding his weight in response to an announcement that he is taking the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine to protect himself against contracting coronavirus.
“President Trump, last night Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi called you morbidly obese. I just wanted to know what you had to say in response to that?” the president was asked by The Daily Caller’s White House correspondent, Henry Rodgers.
“Oh, I don’t respond to her, I think she’s a waste of time,” the president said.
Trump went on to claim that the California Democrat has “mental problems.”
“These people are sick. Pelosi is a sick woman,” Trump said.
“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,” he added.
Pelosi called Trump “morbidly obese” during an appearance on CNN Monday, noting that being overweight is a contraindication for the use of hydroxychloroquine.
In fact, Trump isn’t even close to that condition, according to a medical definition.
But who cares? The fact is, Pelosi probably does have some mental issues, and anyone who’s seen her doing live interviews lately knows what we’re talking about.
What’s more, this kind of thing from a Speaker of the House is beneath the dignity of the office.
While Pelosi and Democrats continually claim that Trump’s degrading the office of the presidency, in truth he’s mostly responded to the attacks on him from people who long ago threw decorum out the window in pursuit of raw political power.
And why wouldn’t the president hold Pelosi and her party in contempt? They impeached him for no reason whatsoever except that they could — a blatant act of partisanship that may come back to bite them in the future if, God forbid, a Democrat is elected the White House and Republicans control the House.
Trump is right to ignore this woman. She brings no value whatsoever to the country.