Nancy Pelosi’s surprised that Donald Trump is ‘so sensitive’ about being morbidly obese

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I’ve said before that I don’t care about “stop calling Donald Trump fat” as an issue or a debate. “When they go low, we go high” had a shelf-life of about a month, and after all of the nasty sh-t Trump has said about literally every demographic, every rape victim, every woman he’s ever harassed or assaulted, I just can’t work up the energy to care. I get that people want to live their best lives and that means never calling Trump “morbidly obese.” God bless, and I see your point. But… he IS morbidly obese. He is a morbidly obese, petty racist and sexual assailant. Plus, when you’re a rude bitch like me, you get to have your first real laugh of the day over the headline “Nancy Pelosi Says She’s Surprised Trump Is ‘So Sensitive’ Over Her ‘Morbidly Obese’ Comment.” But wait, it gets better.

Nancy Pelosi and President Donald Trump are still at odds. The House speaker, 80, said on Monday that it’s “not a good idea” for the president, 73, to take the unproven hydroxychloroquine drug as a coronavirus (COVID-19) prevention because of his age and that he’s “morbidly obese.” Trump didn’t take Pelosi’s comments in stride.

“Oh, I don’t respond to her. I think she’s a waste of time,” he told reporters yesterday when asked about Pelosi, claiming that she is a “sick woman.”

Pelosi appeared on MSNBC’s Deadline White House on Tuesday, telling host Nicolle Wallace that she “had no idea” that Trump would be upset over being called “morbidly obese.”

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

In 2019, Trump’s annual physical found he weighed 243 pounds, and that he is considered clinically obese on the body mass index scale.

[From People]

Yeah I still don’t believe that he only weighs 243 pounds or thereabouts. While his hands might be tiny, Trump is a tall man and his diet of cheeseburgers and French fries and 2 am rage-tweets has meant that he’s gained weight in office too. I will forever belong to the Girther Movement – I need to see the receipts on Trump’s weight. As for what Pelosi said… “I didn’t know that he would be so sensitive… I think he should recognize his words weigh a ton.” I chuckled at her phrasing.

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  1. minx says:

    Trump was asked about her comment, he brushed it off but then shortly after attacked her mental state. It really got under his skin and I absolutely love it.

  2. Nicole says:

    I loved how shady she was. Insert “yass queen!” gif here. It was delicious.

    • FHMom says:

      It was soo shady. I cackled when I read that. She shouldn’t be surprised, though. He has the thinnest skin of any politician around. You can tell by how he reprimands reporters for asking legit questions and by his Twitter tirades. Literally everything that isn’t flattering bothers him. I think our queen knows that.

      • Lightpurple says:

        The Goddess known as Speaker Pelosi is not surprised. She knows EXACTLY what she is doing and how he will react.

      • Agirlandherdog says:

        Truer words, LP. Never change Madam Speaker.

    • Joanna says:

      She is amazing!

  3. Jolly says:

    I think I had an epiphany last week. I’m 5’2 and obese. I decided I’m tired of being overweight and decided to do something about it.

    • Kelly Boler says:

      Good for you, Jolly. It takes gumption to change but I took 18 months and slowly lost almost 40 pounds and it changed everything. So many good work out videos on YouTube at all levels and for absolute beginners. Take charge! You can do it.

    • whatWHAT? says:

      YOU CAN DO IT! the biggest obstacle, I think, is thinking that you CAN’T do it. don’t get discouraged if you don’t see immediate results. STAY STRONG, you got this.

    • GuestWho says:

      Just remember, slow and steady wins this race! Stay healthy and be happy.

    • Tim Whatley says:

      Won’t be easy but will be worth it.
      Pick 4 or 5 things to be better about (e.g. drinking water instead of a beverage with calories, not eating after 7pm, better sleep, less sugar, more veg, etc) and take a before photo. I speak from experience having made similar changes back in October…I didn’t think I had made any headway, then I took a photo and compared with October….OH MY GOD! Very evident changes and as a result I’m doubling down on my effort.
      You got this!!

    • Ellie says:

      Amazing! Best of luck!

      It is hard to start but once you start seeing results it gives you new life!
      Know you’ll have plateaus but keep fighting the good fight!

      When I find the kilos are creeping up a bit, I reduce dinner time simple carbs (bread, rice, pasta) and find this does wonders plus it makes me feel good for bed time. Keep the carbs for breakfast/lunch and go meat/veggies at night. This is just me though, find your own rhythm :)

  4. MOT says:

    She’s playing him like a fiddle :-)

    • lucy2 says:

      She really is. I figured she thought out her initial comment before saying it, but this folow up is just masterful.
      LOL at him trying to make everyone believe he won’t respond though. To paraphrase Hillary Clinton, “you can bait him with a tweet”.

      Also, there’s no way he’s 6′-3″ tall. More like 6′-1″, when you compare him to others.

    • tempest prognosticator says:

      Hell yeah, she’s playing him like a fiddle. . . and it brings me joy. Play on, Nancy, play on.

  5. jwoolman says:

    The odds are overwhelming that Trump is in the morbidly obese category. After the 2016 election, I guessed he was gaining weight rapidly – at least ten pounds a month, probably more. Then he seemed to settle at the new higher weight for a while. I didn’t pay attention after that, but recently he seems to be gaining rapidly again.

    He was overweight for many years before 2016, quite likely in the obese category. Just look at his younger pictures. It’s not his bone structure that makes him look so wide in body and face. His hands do not have excess fatty tissue on them, but neither did mine when I was twice my healthy weight. He might gain more uniformly, just as I did, so the distortions caused by extra fatty tissue are easier to hide. His visceral fat might be very high, which is risky.

    In any case – pointing out that his morbid obesity (a medical term and not an insult) is a serious risk factor for COVID-19 complications is an established medical fact, just like advancing age. Trump’s age and weight definitely put him at higher risk for permanent damage to organs or death if he gets this virus. And his weight makes that drug risky also, although people without those contraindications can have problems with the virus and the drug also.

    • Juls says:

      I agree that he is not only in the obese category, he is probably medically morbidly obese. First off, he is not 6’3. But let’s play nice and say he is. My husband is 6’3 and some change, about 220, and pretty svelt. No visible fat rolls, no turkey neck, and his limbs aren’t really very big either. No way in hell is Dump only 23 pounds heavier than him. He is easily 60-80 pounds heavier, if not more. Yeah, I think he has crossed the threshold for morbid obesity.

  6. Bluenoser says:

    I want to be like Nancy Pelosi when I grow up!! Just a badass!!

  7. My3cents says:

    She is slaying this, yes!

    • NatureLover says:

      She is!! I also like that Obama made a public statement about Drumpfs disastrous response to COVID and he became unhinged. I hope that the Goddess Nancy and our beloved Obama continue to issue strikes against him as he becomes unhinged and calls more press briefings which had reflected poorly in his approval rating.

  8. Gina says:

    What I love is unlike the orange turd, Pelosi chooses her words very carefully. She knows how it gets to him. “…his words way a ton”….as does he.

    I just heard there is actually science behind ‘bullying the bully’ and giving them a taste of their own medicine, is a good thing. I see that as what she is doing.

  9. NextToMe says:

    I, too, have no issue pointing out trumps weight in a negative manner the way he does.
    I’ll never forget the way he went off on Rosie in the 90s, hosting dumb tv shows and grooming birthers in the 00s, and then spent the late 10s fucking up America.
    Hopefully he will be on his way back to hell in 2021.

  10. Lara says:

    I love that she said he has made comments about people’s weight. Thats for everyone saying she’s in the wrong for mentioning his weight.

  11. Kebbie says:

    Lol she’s the best

  12. Tiffany says:

    I don’t understand why there are some people out there that think Speaker Pelosi is….new.

    This woman has been around a long time and knows how the political area works and how to work it. She squashes and cleans 5 to 10 Toxic Tangerines off the bottom of her shoe daily.

    • Lightpurple says:

      Her father ran Baltimore. She has been in the political arena her entire 80 years of life. She has been shoved around and stepped on by the Gingrichs, Hasterts, Armeys, DeLays, Boehners, Ryans, Scalises, McCarthys and every other type of scum the GOP has thrown at her for decades and survived it all stronger and smarter. She has also raised five children who, unlike Trump’s five, appear to be normal. She is a Goddess and knows exactly what she is doing.

      • Elizabeth says:

        I’ve always respected her accomplishments but on the other hand I am so frustrated our Democrats haven’t been able to do anything more serious. In all the years of Bush and Obama and Trump, I have always felt the Republicans played dirty and played to win, and the Democrats basically were doormats. Blocking Obama’s Supreme Court nominee is one example. She could refuse to introduce legislation Trump wants, she could refuse to allow pork barrel legislation to pass, but she doesn’t. I know they want government to function but honestly? I’d love it if she really played hardball and blocked everything Trump wanted until he was out of office.

      • Still_Sarah says:

        @ Lightpurple : Speaking of children, I think Tiffany Trump just graduated from law school at Georgetown University (virtual graduation). I think she is the first (and only?) Trump child to have gone to graduate school and she is the first and only lawyer amongst his children. But not a tweet about it from Daddy that I could see. I guess she is used to him ignoring her by now.

  13. Ana says:

    She is so clever, I love this woman, throwing subtle shade wherever needed.

  14. Roberta says:

    “I didn’t know that he would be so sensitive”. I love this so much. She’s such a boss.

  15. emmy says:

    I mean you don’t get to be a woman in that position without having dealt with countless men like him. She has been preparing for this guy for decades.

    I don’t know why people are opposed to calling this man fat. He is objectively fat and even as an insult I have no problem using it against someone who has made it his life’s mission to insult other people’s appearance and weight. I say this as someone who knows what it’s like to be called fat as an insult.

  16. KellyRyan says:

    Girther movement :) Do what you need to do Nancy and Barack, all liberals, progressives those who know we need change, get under his skin, daily. Along with the Michigan floods which are ignored by Trumpty Dumpty we have the Saudi Arms Sale which was under investigation by the IG who was fired and a, “contribution,” of ventilators to Russia.

    • phaedra7 says:

      T. H. I. S!!!!!!!!!!! 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂✌🖖 😈

    • Veronica S. says:

      LOL, exactly. The mistake is in giving him any credibility of being a human being worth respecting or even fearing. He’s a moronic, incompetent child who has spent his life buoyed by his father’s money. His followers are equally pathetic. That’s why they photoshop him into movie scenes to make themselves feel better about it.

    • holly hobby says:

      Don’t forget Pompeo’s Madison dinners. Where he invited all these rich GOP friends to make personal connections on the taxpayer’s dime. The IG was looking into this as well before Pompeo had him fired.

      Pompeo is Trumpy Dumpty #2. Who do they think they are? The next president and first lady (Pompeos or Pomelos?)?

  17. Maude says:

    Just as a reminder, your fat friends can see you laughing. They know morbidly obese is being used in this context as an insult. With each joyful response to this fat shaming, you’re showing your overweight friends you think they are the punchline of a joke.

    We see you.

    • Lara says:

      You know what I am the ‘fat friend’ and I haven’t constantly called others fat or ugly or insulted people a million times over like this person has. He deserves everything he gets and it doesn’t offend me.

    • GB says:

      I’m a fat friend. And I think Nancy is delightful.

    • whatWHAT? says:

      I wouldn’t classify myself as morbidly obese, but I am heavier than I should be.

      and I have ZERO problem with Speaker Pelosi’s words.

      she’s not a fat-shamer, like 45 is. she doesn’t go around calling people names like 45 does.

      she used a MEDICAL/CLINICAL TERM for ONE person, and that person deserved the subtle shade that was given.

    • Veronica S. says:

      I’m overweight and could give a shit less. F*ck him and f*ck his administration for having the audacity of suggesting overweight, unhealthy American brought this pandemic on themselves instead of their cruel, negligent incompetence. Context matters. Direct your anger where it actually belongs.

    • SkittleBrau says:

      Fat friend here. This is hilarious. Insulting Donald Trump is never punching down.

    • Valerie says:

      Under different circumstances, I’d agree. But it’s not an insult to point out the obvious. He is fat, likely obese. It’s a clinical designation and a descriptor.

    • GuestWho says:

      Another fat friend weighing in (see what i did there? :) ). If someone referred to my weight, it would roll off my fat back, because I know I’m worth more than my weight. With BLOTUS, however, it is a grand insult because he has gone so far out of his way to pretend that he isn’t a lazy, fat f*ck. He has had physicians falsify both his height and his weight in the public reports after his physicals, and he expects people to believe that he is a healthy specimen of manhood. I say let Nancy throw whatever gets under his orange crepe-y skin.

      • whatWHAT? says:

        and let’s not forget how he retweets photoshopped pics of him as Rocky, Superman, etc. he WANTS to be the svelte guy that O is…and he AIN’T.

        so these words (hopefully) cut him deeply.

    • N says:

      Well put.

    • holly hobby says:

      Clinical term – sorry if that hurts people’s feelings. Are they butt hurt when he rips into women like that? Please stop.

    • Kkat says:

      I am the fat friend, I’m 5’9 and 320 pounds. Morbidly obese.
      I have no problem calling that Fat orange pig what he is. A morbidly fat disgusting piece of sh*t.
      He deserves no respect or compassion, he is a horrific narcissistic Fat crybaby who can’t take what he dishes out constantly.

      I see YOU and that your capping for this fat criminal. Well if any of the skinny celebitchy commenters feel in any way bad for calling him a fat pig. My fat ass will be more than happy to do it for them.

      Trump is a fat morbidly obese joke, and an embarrassment to the nation.

  18. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    Everyone, literally everyone interviewed, should throw everything he spews back at him. He’s fat. He’s a loser. He’s sick. He’s dumb. He’s an idiot. He’s un-American. He’s creating a shithole country. He’s ugly as sin. He’s gay. He’s effeminate. He’s a troll. He needs diapers. He drools. He studders. His flaccid unit needs a magnifying glass. He’s fake. He’s an enemy of the people. Do-nothing president. Pathetic. Zero work. He’s fraudulent. He’s deceptive. Time-waster. Dangerous. Evil. Rude. Inaccurate. Obstructionist. He’s vicious and despicable. He suffers from Trump derangement syndrome. Nasty. Hostile. Disgraceful. Resister. Blamer. Worst person in the history of people. Do we have all day?

  19. Bobafelty says:

    “President Plump” was trending on Twitter!

  20. Elizabeth says:

    Who cares if she says one shady thing now and then. Actually DO something. Stop letting Brett Kavanaugh through, stop letting Trump’s horrible bills through.

    I’m not talking about the failed impeachment that should have gone on MUCH longer and been timed to do maximum damage for the midterm or this election.

    Ugh I am not a political strategist so what do I know… I am just a frustrated citizen who sees the Democrats compromising civilly and the Republicans rampaging.

    • AJ says:

      Elizabeth – The House is working and passing bills. They go to die in the Senate, thanks to mcconnell. I would direct your anger at him. Without a majority in the Senate, the Democrats cannot do or block anything.

  21. Darla says:

    Also, trump is repulsively ugly. And I have people in my circle who will actually call me out for mentioning that. “Let’s not make this about looks!”

    No, let’s.

    I just ignore them, but I do find it annoying. I’m not “trying to be better than trump”. I AM better than trump. I don’t have to try. And he’s ugly. Butt ugly. And so is his entire family. These are not good genes. And that’s the way it is.

    • Valerie says:

      And there are actually women who think he’s the best looking president, or at least one of the good-looking ones. Barf.

    • holly hobby says:

      No chin, huge underbite, lizard eyes. The list goes on and on.

    • Nic919 says:

      Ivanka had the recessive chin that Junior has when she was a teen. She got it fixed along with other enhancements in her early 20s. They don’t have good genes.

  22. LunaSF says:

    I saw a lot of people complaining about fat shaming yesterday on social media which made me roll my eyes. Trump is a public figure and she used a medical term! Fat shaming is not ok, especially since it’s usually directed at women. But Nancy spoke the truth, he is morbidly obese and at risk more than if he was healthier. That’s a fact! God I love her.

  23. Meg says:

    This is part of Trump’s narcissism, he thinks he’s entitled to act in ways others aren’t. It’s his attempt at creating a reality where hes superior

  24. one of the Marys says:

    She’s really good at this

  25. Goodwin says:

    According to Rochester University Medicine a person is considered morbidly obese if their body weight is 100 over their ideal body weight. According to the height provided for 45′s weight the ideal weight is around 200 lbs so the morbidly obese weight is around 300. I have no idea if he is 300 lbs. He’s definitely obese.

  26. Bonnie says:

    It would be inappropriate to talk about other people’s weight in terms of their health, but I agree, when it comes to Trump, or any world leader, their health is part of the public interest. However, if you just want to sling insults at someone who is completely deplorable, such as Trump, saying something like “that fat sexist ignorant f*ck” is completely unacceptable because it is an indirect insult to every other fat person who sees it. When you want to insult someone, grasping at their physical “imperfections” is a low blow. Fat people suffer a constant barrage of fat shaming in the press, on social media, etc., whether it be the “good for you” comments when someone loses weight or the really mean stuff spewed out by psychopathic trolls. Do you really want to reinforce that cycle of hatred, judgment and shame when there’s a whole smorgasbord of legitimate insults you can throw at Trump?

  27. Onomo says:

    Ijeoma Oluo said
    “When we are stung by a bigotry, we want to hit back. And the easy way out is to hit back with another bigotry and say, “Now you’ll know what it feels like.” But that’s without realizing, of course, this is never a direct hit. You know, if someone comes to me and gives me a racist slur and I hit them with an ableist slur, I’m not just hitting them. I’m hitting everyone with a disability. Just like they aren’t just hitting me, they are hitting every person of color.

    When I neglect that, when I think that what hits me is more important, I’m basically saying that my humanity is more important than the humanity of this group that I am using as a weapon. But we have to pause then and think about it. It’s a real lazy way out. It’s an easy instinct. And you think that’s justice. But it’s not because you are just perpetrating more bigotry. Because of intersectionality, you can’t defend black people by insulting women because black women exist, you know? You can’t defend black people by insulting disabled people because disabled black people exist.”

    She also says you can’t body shame. For similar reasons..just say no.

  28. Hildog says:

    All hail Mrs. Nancy! She really knows how to get under his skin and no- I can’t muster a shred of sympathy for this bigot.