“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.”
President Trump delivered another rapid series of false and misleading claims on Sunday night, this time at a Fox News “virtual town hall” event at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC. Trump was dishonest both about matters pertaining to the coronavirus pandemic and about his usual array of other topics, from trade with China to his rally crowds.