Fox News host Tucker Carlson put Nancy Pelosi on blast for her insult calling President Trump "morbidly obese."
After it was revealed that President Trump takes hydroxychloroquine, Pelosi noted that the drug can have negative side effects for people who are "morbidly obese" like Trump.
Well, Tucker wasn't having it.
On his Fox show, Tucker said, "She turned 80-years old in March. Does she look 80? No. More like 37. If you guessed diet and exercise, we're not going to argue with you because we don't know for sure. And we don't really want to know. But we would remind the Speaker of the House that people with glass faces should not throw stones."
Watch Tucker's EPIC comeback below:
Below is the clip of Nancy Pelosi calling President Trump "morbidly obese" on CNN.
There are multiple issues with Pelosi's "morbidly obese."
First, it's childish name calling that is meant to diminish the most powerful man in the world.
Second, it simply isn't true!
President Trump is not Obese.
Even CNN, which is known for often fighting with the president, confirms that Trump is not as large as Pelosi claims:
While the CDC doesn't describe that third category as "morbid obesity," it is referred to that way by other sites including Web MD (aka the scourge of every hypochondriac's life). How large would you need to be to qualify as having "severe" or "morbid" obesity? According to this BMI calculator, a 6 foot tall man weighing 300 pounds would have a BMI of 41 -- and would be considered in a state of "morbid" obesity.
Which is not Donald Trump, at least according to the White House physician. In his February 2019 annual physical, Trump, who is 6'3", tipped the scales at 243 pounds. That gave him a BMI of 30.4 -- just over the edge of obesity but far from the technical definition of "severe" or "extreme" (or "morbid") obesity. For Trump to be considered "morbidly obese, he would need to weigh 320 pounds -- or more.
In the wake of his 2018 annual physical -- in which Dr. Ronny Jackson(!) said he needed to lose 10-15 pounds and break a sweat more often -- Trump pushed back in an interview with Reuters. "I get exercise. I mean I walk, I this, I that," Trump said. "I run over to a building next door. I get more exercise than people think."
You know Pelosi's would-be insult has really fallen flat when even CNN is defending President Trump's body mass index!
But what's even worse was that this "insult" is actually fat-shaming in disguise.
Many social media users were more offended at Pelosi's comments, which carry a negative implication for overweight people, than Trump's revelation that he takes hydroxychloroquine.
Could you imagine the outrage if President Trump called Rosie O'Donnell obese or morbidly obese?
The outrage would be nonstop!
NBC News' Mike Daisey writes that Democrats "enjoyed Nancy Pelosi calling Donald Trump obese because you hate fat people, not just him":
Nancy Pelosi openly fat-shaming Donald Trump on national television illustrated nothing about the coronavirus pandemic, the real dangers of hydroxychloroquine for people with COVID-19 infections or the foolishness of taking it prophylactically when it seemingly has no effect on the virus. It simply reiterated for the thins what fat people have known forever: You hate us, and it's acceptable to do so.
There's nothing even interesting about how Pelosi deploys the slur, at least if you've ever been called fat. If we go back to the tape, you can hear Pelosi line it up, saying, "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 — morbidly obese, they say."
It's the "shall we say" that first gives the game away — a verbal wink that tells you she knows the knife is being driven in. She frames it this way because the intent and execution were to fat-shame and humiliate and to unify others who dislike Trump by their acceptable shared bigotry.
Pelosi is good at this type of fat-shaming because most people are. It's powerful because hateful speech always is — especially hateful speech that appeals to a lot of people, and a lot of you hate fat people. If you enjoyed it, you enjoyed it because you hate fat people. It's not complicated.
I'm embarrassed for all the liberal thins I now see on social media doing what they usually like to judge Trump supporters for, applauding Pelosi's supposedly epic insults and justifying their personal bigotry (at length) with self-serving arguments.
At the end of the day, aside from the utter lack of respect for President Trump, perhaps the biggest problem with Pelosi's "insult" is that it simply isn't true.
Trump is NOT morbidly obese!
And Tucker Carlson is exactly right: people with glass faces should not throw stones."