Fat-shaming and concern-trolling, Pelosi and pals suddenly fear for President Trump's health
On a day when we all remember Eddie Haskell (Ken Osmond, RIP), out comes Nancy Pelosi with her sudden and newfound "concerns" for President Trump's health:
“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,” says House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Pres. Trump’s revelation he is taking hydroxychloroquine. pic.twitter.com/0ImjpEjg9q— Anderson Cooper 360° (@AC360) May 19, 2020
This has about as much authencity as a botox-frozen forehead or a three-trillion-dollar bill. After all, haven't Democrats been fantasizing about killing him? And what's with the fat-shaming? Here's a bit of the flavor:
You know, I gotta say. If Trump wants to inject himself with disinfectant to kill the coronavirus, I'm not going to rush to dissuade him.— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) April 24, 2020
A full celebrity cavalcade of death threats against Trump can be read here. And don't forget this one, from one Candi CdeBaca, who wanted to spread coronavirus at Trump rallies. Heck, don't forget Pelosi's own daughter, Christine, who openly cheered for Sen. Rand Paul's violent convicted assailant.
Now Pelosi is...concerned for Trump's health. She's got her head tilt on.
This is rather disgusting. Pelosi's jabbing at President Trump over a statement he made, revealing that he is taking hydroxychloroquine as a preventative measure to stave off the coronavirus. It was an idea, he said, that he picked up from first responders, who also used the drug this way and who probably told him about it. It's something he probably ought to be doing, given the number of people he meets and the fact that several people in the White House vicinity have already come down with COVID-19. And yes, he was doing it the right way, under medical supervision.
That didn't stop Pelosi from wanting to play doctor — and misdiagnosing him right off the bat in her characterization of him as "morbidly obese."
Trump, in fact, stands at about 6'3" and has a body mass index of around 30, and his last known weight was about 240 pounds, so to call him "morbidly obese" is a bid to fat-shame him by flinging other people's illnesses at him. "Morbidly obese" is a clinical term for people with the condition of having a body mass index above 40 and trouble in daily functions such as walking and breathing. We usually feel compassion for these people, but Pelosi prefers to use it as an insult. It's doubtful they'd appreciate their difficult condition being hurled around as an insult.
Pelosi knows that, but she couldn't stop herself. All the political correctness in the world couldn't stop her from her irresistible urge to fat-shame Trump. So much for hate not being a word used in her household — remember this?
"I was raised in a way that is a heart full of love, and always pray for the president," she continued. "And I still pray for the president. I pray for the president all the time. So don't mess with me when it comes to words like that."
Had enough? All that left-wing preening about not fat-shaming others, and out the window it goes when the thought pops into her head about insulting Trump. Seems Pelosi's run out of arguments, and now she's resorting to concern trolling and fat shaming, squirming like a bag of snakes under that uncomfortable veneer of virtue.
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