James Woods calls Pelosi 'morbidly corrupt' after she mocks Trump's hydroxychloroquine use saying he's 'obese'
Hollywood veteran James Woods attacked House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday, calling her "morbidly corrupt" after the California Democrat called President Donald J. Trump "morbidly obese." Her comments came after the president touted his consumption of hydroxychloroquine as a "line of defense" precaution against the novel coronavirus.
Trump revealed on Monday that he has been taking the anti-malaria drug for about a week. “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,” he told reporters at the White House. “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.”
During an appearance on CNN, host Anderson Cooper asked Pelosi if she was concerned with President Trump consuming hydroxychloroquine. In response, she said Trump shouldn't be taking the drug because of his weight. “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 the outlet.
“So I think it’s not a good idea,” she concluded.
The president hit back at Pelosi by calling her a "sick woman." “Pelosi is a sick woman she's got a lot of problems, a lot of mental problems,” the 73-year-old said during a visit to Capitol Hill where he had lunch with Senate Republicans. He said this minutes after saying: "I don't respond to her. I think she's a waste of time."
Woods on his part shared an image of Pelosi on Twitter, with the caption: "Morbidly corrupt".
A study posted online this week said that adding zinc to hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin might be effective in resolving some COVID-19 symptoms. However, a number of experts have warned that the two-drug treatment is questionable and comes with health risks. Experts said Wednesday that the findings definitely grant credence to a number of political and business leaders who have touted the treatment regimen even before results of clinical trials came in.
According to Breitbart, most studies to date have indicated that the combination offers only limited benefits but carries a number of potentially dangerous side effects. Speaking to UPI, Dr. Joseph O. Rahimian, an infectious disease specialist at New York University Langone Health and co-author of the zinc study, said there is "currently no highly effective agent for COVID-19 that we are aware of."
“It may end up that optimal treatment will include multiple agents and that zinc may be a part of a treatment ‘cocktail,’” he explained.
Hydroxychloroquine has been in use for decades, especially to treat malaria. Meanwhile, azithromycin is a commonly used antibiotic. Both drugs have been studied in several clinical trials ever since the SARS-CoV-2 broke out. But it's worth noting that the research has yielded only mixed results thus far. In fact, the United States Food and Drug Administration issued a warning last month about “life-threatening” side effects associated with hydroxychloroquine. saying the drug should only be administered on patients hospitalized with COVID-19, the disease caused by SARS-CoV-2.