WASHINGTON — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., chastised President Donald Trump on Monday for his decision to take hydroxychloroquine, saying that health experts have warned about its effects and that it could be harmful to the president because he’s “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. So, I think it’s not a good idea,” Pelosi said in an interview with Anderson Cooper on CNN.
On Tuesday, Trump was asked by reporters during a rare trip to Capitol Hill whether he had a reaction to the speaker’s remarks.
“I don’t,” he said. “I don’t respond to her. I think she’s a waste of time.”
A few minutes later, he said, “Pelosi is