Fox News host Tucker Carlson cracked the Grande Dame of Democrats on Tuesday night. As the controversial conservative commentator called out Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) after she made a shocking remark about President Donald Trump.
Speaker Pelosi had announced, “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.” This following the president disclosing he is taking experimental drug hydroxychloroquine.
Carlson noted on his show “Tucker Carlson Tonight” he makes “a real effort not to mock people for how they look,” and suggested Pelosi do the same. “Nancy Pelosi should try too. Why? Well here’s a recent picture of Nancy Pelosi. She turned 80 years old in March. Does she look 80? No. She looked more like 37. How is that possible?”
Plus he added, “If you guessed diet and exercise, we will not argue with you because we don’t know for sure and we really don’t want to know. But we would remind the speaker of the House that people with glass faces should not throw stones.”
Silver screen legend James Woods took her to task as well. The Tinseltown icon trashed her on Twitter Tuesday.
Morbidly corrupt… pic.twitter.com/HNj6gB5XN3
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) May 19, 2020
Several media commentators and medical professionals condemned Trump, noting that the drug, which has been on the market for decades to treat malaria, lupus and other diseases has an unproven record treating COVID-19, though some patients who have contracted the disease have had success with it in conjunction with other drugs.
Trump said that some front-line medical workers insist on taking hydroxychloroquine as a preventive.