Trump has repeatedly touted hydroxychloroquine, a malaria medicine, as a treatment for Covid-19 despite a lack of evidence of its efficacy, and its possibly dangerous side effects.
Speaking to Anderson Cooper on CNN, Pelosi said:
He is our president and I'd rather he not be taking something that's not been approved by the scientists, especially in his age group and his, shall we say, weight group, morbidly obese.
I think it's not a good idea.
Trump is 73. Following a doctor's checkup in February last year, The New York Times reported that Trump's weight could officially be classified as obese, as he registered a Body Mass Index of 30.4. The threshold for severe or "morbid" obesity is a BMI of 40.
Regardless Pelosi's accuracy, many of her supporters interpreted her statements as "shade", rather than genuine concern.
Queen Nancy just called Trump obese on national television 😂😭🙌