Morbidly Obese

“I didn’t know that he would be so sensitive. He’s always talking about other people’s avoirdupois, their weight, their pounds. ‘I think he should recognize that his words weigh a ton.”

– House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said during an interview with MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace on May 19, 2020.

“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 his, shall we say, weight group, what is morbidly obese, they say. So I think it’s not a good idea.”

– Pelosi to Anderson Cooper on CNN, May 18, 2020, responding to Trump’s response, saying Pelosi was a “sick woman” who had “mental problems.”

Their Lips are Moving Again

Trump claims he’s going off-label again

While denying he was using it but saying he’d be willing to, Vice President Mike Pence committed some other lies today about hydroxychloroquine sulfate, the drug Trump claims he is taking to prevent COVID-19.

Asked during the Fox interview if he had concerns about the message Trump’s use of the drug sends, Pence noted that the FDA approved the off-label use of the drug so physicians could prescribe it if they deemed it appropriate.

Yeah, no.

First of all, the Food and Drug Administration doesn’t “approve” drugs for off-label use. That’s an oxymoron. Here’s the FDA’s own explainer on the subject:

When you are prescribed a drug for its approved use, you can be sure:

    That FDA has conducted a careful evaluation of its benefits and risks for that use.

    The decision to use the drug is supported by strong scientific data.

    There is approved drug labeling for healthcare providers on how to use the drug safely and effectively for that use…

If you and your healthcare provider decide to use an approved drug for an unapproved use to treat your disease or medical condition, remember that FDA has not determined that the drug is safe and effective for the unapproved use.

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Timeline: Devastating New Biden Ad Tracks Trump’s Virus Crisis Lies and Inaction

“Timeline,” a new ad from the Biden campaign, takes the viewer through a chronology of Trump’s incompetence and failures as the covid-19 crisis swept the country from both coasts.

It ends with a kicker: “Donald Trump doesn’t understand,” the narrator says. “We have an economic crisis because we have a public health crisis. And we have a public health crisis because he refused to act. Donald Trump didn’t build a great economy. His failure to lead destroyed one.”

The ad is running on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube in six battleground states: Arizona, Florida, Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin,

Maher to Dems: Don’t Fall for GOP’s ‘Joe Biden, Sex Monster’ Ploy

On his “Real Time” show on HBO last night, Bill Maher urged Democrats not to fall into Republicans’ trap and obsess over an accusation of sexual assault against Biden from a former staffer. Their ploy is especially insidious because Republicans have ignored the fact that Trump has been accused of 26 incidents of “unwanted sexual contact” and 43 instances of inappropriate behavior.

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