House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s comment Monday night regarding President Trump’s weight is further evidence that their dislike for each other is not media conjecture, it is genuine, Buck Sexton, the host of“The Buck Sexton Show” said Tuesday.
It has been widely known that there is no love lost between Trump and Pelosi. Perhaps the most famous example of their sour relationship came earlier this year when she ripped his State of the Union speech that she later called a “manifesto of mistruths.” (Trump reportedly called her a third-rate politician at a previous meeting.)
Pelosi made the recent comment about Trump’s weight during an interview on CNN. She was talking about the president’s decision to use hydroxychloroquine to help ward off the coronavirus when she talked about the drug’s side effects.
"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. So, I think it's not a good idea," she said.
According to Trump’s 2019 physical, he was determined to be in “very good health.” The president is 6’3 and weighed 239 pounds. The 30.4 BMI put him in the category of clinically obese. CNN pointed out that there is actually no official term recognized by the Centers of Disease and Control called “morbidly obese.”
Trump was asked about Pelosi's comments after meeting with Republican senators Tuesday and he told reporters, "I don't respond to her. I think she's a waste of time."
CBS News reported that he later claimed the California Democrat is a "sick woman" who has "a lot of mental problems."
His campaign recently called out Pelosi, who gave a late-night interview in front of her luxury refrigerator filled to the brim with gourmet ice cream.
“Americans are losing their jobs since the virus rocked the economy. Nancy Pelosi blocks funding for people to keep getting paychecks. But she’s got a $24K fridge full of ice cream, so she’s cool. ‘‘Let them eat ice cream.’ Nancy Antoinette.’”
Brad Parscale, the Trump campaign manager, posted the Pelosi video in April and wrote, “Americans are losing their jobs since the virus rocked the economy. Nancy Pelosi blocks funding for people to keep getting paychecks. But she’s got a $24K fridge full of ice cream, so she’s cool. ‘‘Let them eat ice cream.’ Nancy Antoinette.’”
Sexton said Pelosi’s remarks were just the latest insult between the two and pointed out that Trump is willing to dish it, and needs to be willing to take it.
“Look, I think it was an entertaining moment just because it shows you how much she hates…she really despises the president and he really despises her. This is not a game. They really don’t like each other,” he said.