Pelosi: Trump Shouldn't Take Prescribed Hydroxychloroquine Because He is "Morbidly Obese"
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During an interview on Monday, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi mocked President Trump for taking doctor prescribed hydroxychloroquine, saying that he shouldn't take it because he is "morbidly obese."
“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,” Pelosi said. “So I think it’s not a good idea.”
The comment from the speaker made zero sense considering she is not a doctor nor a scientist. The President's professional doctor recommended hydroxychloroquine because the “potential benefit from treatment outweighed the relative risks.”
The Daily Wire reports:
Pelosi’s assertion that Trump should not take hydroxychloroquine due to him being overweight and due to his age also does not make sense because she confused those risk factors with the factors that put people at the greatest of serious illness or death if they become infected with the coronavirus, not if they take the medication.
CNN’s Anderson Cooper did not push back on Pelosi’s remarks.
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On Monday, White House doctor Sean Conley released a letter detailing President Trump's health and what they were doing to safeguard against the coronavirus: “After numerous discussions he and I had regarding the evidence for and against the use of hydroxychloroquine, we concluded the potential benefit from treatment outweighed the relative risks. In conclusion with our inter-agency partners and subject matter experts around the country, I continue to monitor the myriad studies investigating potential COVID-19 therapies, and I anticipate employing the same shared medical decision making based on the evidence at hand in the future.”
Pelosi wasn't the only far-left individual to mock President Trump for combating the coronavirus with hydroxychloroquine. CNN host Chris Cuomo went as far to promote a wild conspiracy theory on why the President is taking the drug.
Cuomo claimed that President Trump is only taking hydroxychloroquine so that he can “cover up his weaknesses” and even tried connecting it to the terror attack that took place on a military base in Florida last year.
“So our president wants to talk about how strong he is to take hydroxychloroquine because he just does everything he can to make himself strong and make this country strong,” Cuomo whined. “And I hope doing whatever he does keeps him strong, science notwithstanding. I know this much, I don’t know that it will help with his health, but it certainly helps to cover up his weaknesses.”
“Another day that most of the media wouldn’t be pressing him about never dealing in any real way with how we re-open,” Cuomo added. “And he bought a pass today on a bad piece of news that I bet you probably haven’t even heard about. Did you know that the first foreign-directed terror attack since 9/11, foreign-directed, happened on Trump’s watch? We now know the FBI has found an al-Qaeda link to that Pensacola attack last year at the military base.”
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