You can say a lot of things about President Trump. But one thing you can’t say is that he shrinks away from a fight – even with people who are so inconsequential it makes him look childish for responding at all.
In this case, however, the person starting the fight was the Speaker of the House – Nancy Pelosi.
Ms. Pelosi, having found out that President Trump, under a doctor’s care, is taking hydroxychloroquine as a preventative against COVID-19, made this obnoxious, insulting comment:
“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.”
FYI: Though not specifically for COVID-19, hydroxychloroquine has been fully tested and has been approved for use in the United States since 1965. And, while he certainly could lose some weight, President Trump – at 6′ 3″ and 243 pounds – is far from being “morbidly obese” (which defines as at least 100 pounds overweight).
So how did Trump react to Pelosi’s inaccurate, insulting attack?
“I don’t respond to her. I think she’s a waste of time…Pelosi is a sick woman. She’s got a lot of problems a lot of mental problems. We’re dealing with people that have to get their act together for the good of the country.”
Sometimes I cringe at Mr. Trump’s responses to people who attack him. But not this time. To paraphrase that old Toyota commercial….”You asked for it, you got it, Pelosi”.
I’ll end with Tucker Carlson’s snarky, but also well-deserved reaction – which references Pelosi’s obvious addiction to cosmetic surgery:
“People with glass faces shouldn’t throw stones”