Trump is like a 'child with doggie doo on his shoes', says Pelosi as bitter spat continues
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has claimed that a number of doctors have asked her "what's the matter" with President Donald Trump, suggesting that medical professionals are concerned about the commander-in-chief's mental health. "I hear doctors talk to me about saying, 'what's the matter with him?'" Pelosi said Wednesday during her weekly press conference on Capitol Hill.
"The things he says are so inappropriate for a President of the United States. The comments he makes about women — so inappropriate. No, I don't think it's appropriate, but again there is a market for it obviously, and that is what he plays to," she added. The Speaker also bizarrely remarked that Trump and the officials in his administration were like children with "doggie doo" on their shoes.
"It's like a child who comes in with mud on their pants, that’s the way it is, they are outside playing. 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," Pelosi said. Her statements come as she tried to hit back at comments made by Trump after she called him "morbidly obese" by saying her remarks were "a dose of his own medicine" and that they were "factual" and "sympathetic" instead.
"I didn't say anything about the president. I gave him a dose of his own medicine," Pelosi responded when asked about her fat-shaming comments aimed at the president. "I was only quoting what doctors had said about him and I was being factual in a very sympathetic way." Pelosi called Trump "morbidly obese" during an appearance on CNN Monday evening when she was asked to comment about the president taking anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine as a preventative treatment against Covid-19.
"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," the speaker told CNN's Anderson Cooper. "So, I think it's not a good idea." Trump shot back on Tuesday, calling Pelosi a "sick woman" with "a lot of mental problems."
“These people are sick. Pelosi is a sick woman, she’s got a lot of problems, a lot of mental problems," the president told reporters. "We're dealing with people that have to get their act together for the good of the country." Pelosi went on to express surprise over Trump's comments just hours later, describing it as a "sensitive" reaction. "He's always talking about other people's avoir du poids, their weight, their pounds," the speaker told MSNBC.
"I don't want to spend any more time on his distraction because, as you see in the last couple of days, so much of the time has been spent on what he said," she added. "Rather than that, I think he should recognize his words weigh a ton. Instead of telling people to put Lysol into their lungs or taking a medication that's not been approved except under certain circumstances. He should be saying what will help people."