House Speaker Nancy Pelosi doubled down on her insults to President Donald Trump on Wednesday, saying she was giving him a “dose of his own medicine” when she called him “morbidly obese.”
“I didn’t say anything about the president. I gave him a dose of his own medicine,” Pelosi said when asked about her remarks that stirred controversy.
“I was only quoting what doctors had said about him and I was being factual in a very sympathetic way.” Pelosi added.
Per DailyMail, President Trump and Speaker Pelosi have had a contentious relationship going back to when Democrats retook control of the House after the 2018 midterm election. Their first Oval Office meeting resulted in the two leaders engaging in a bickering back-and-forth – all in front of the cameras. From there, things got worse. She eventually called a formal impeachment inquiry against him – Trump was acquitted by the Senate – and he refused to shake her hand at his State of the Union address while she ripped up the text of his remarks.
The rhetoric has show no signs of cooling off.
‘The things he says are so inappropriate for a president of the United States. The comments he makes about women,’ Pelosi said on Wednesday, shaking her head.
She didn’t let up in her criticism and name-calling. Trump has not held back on the speaker. During a visit to the Capitol on Tuesday he said she has ‘mental problems’ and he often refers to her as ‘Crazy’ Nancy Pelosi.
She described Trump as ‘a child who comes in with mud on his pants’ when she was asked about his propensity to hurl insults at people – usually via Twitter.
‘It’s like a child who comes in with mud on their pants or something,’ Pelosi said. ‘He comes in with doggy doo on his shoes and everybody who works with him has that on their shoes too for a very long time to come.’