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Tue May 19, 2020, 05:47 PM

Pelosi on calling Trump 'morbidly obese': 'I didn't know that he would be so sensitive'

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Tuesday defended her comment claiming that President Trump could be at greater risk of complications from taking an unproven coronavirus treatment because he is "morbidly obese," adding that she didn't anticipate he would be "sensitive" about his appearance.

"I didn't know that he would be so sensitive. He's always talking about other people's ... their weight, their pounds," Pelosi said during an interview Tuesday with MSNBC's Nicolle Wallace.

"I think he should recognize that his words weigh a ton. Instead of telling people to put Lysol into their lungs or taking a medication that has not been approved except under certain circumstances, he should be saying what your previous guest mentioned — things that would help people," she said, referring to Trump's musings about disinfectants last month.

Trump initially dismissed Pelosi's characterization of his weight earlier in the day, saying, “I don’t respond to her. I think she’s a waste of time.”

But roughly five minutes later, Trump said at a press conference on Capitol Hill in response to an unrelated question that, “Pelosi is a sick woman. She's got a lot of problems, a lot of mental problems.”



https://thehill.com/homenews/house/498613-pelosi-on-calling-trump-morbidly-obese-i-didnt-know-that-he-would-be-so

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Reply Pelosi on calling Trump 'morbidly obese': 'I didn't know that he would be so sensitive' (Original post)
RandySF May 19 OP
CountAllVotes May 19 #1
C_U_L8R May 19 #2
mobeau69 May 19 #8
Maeve May 19 #3
Initech May 19 #4
Hortensis May 19 #5
Hermit-The-Prog May 20 #42
Hortensis May 20 #45
Hermit-The-Prog May 20 #46
Hortensis May 20 #47
tanyev May 19 #6
ibegurpard May 19 #7
Blue Owl May 19 #9
malaise May 19 #10
Chainfire May 19 #11
CousinIT May 19 #12
FM123 May 19 #13
Lulu KC May 19 #14
mcar May 19 #15
japple May 19 #24
keithbvadu2 May 19 #16
Maru Kitteh May 19 #26
Maru Kitteh May 19 #27
WhiskeyGrinder May 19 #17
Hekate May 19 #36
WhiskeyGrinder May 19 #37
Hekate May 19 #39
WhiskeyGrinder May 19 #40
Tipperary May 20 #44
WhiskeyGrinder May 20 #48
LanternWaste May 19 #18
Grasswire2 May 19 #20
stopwastingmymoney May 19 #30
MontanaMama May 19 #35
Wounded Bear May 19 #19
Budi May 19 #21
AZ8theist May 19 #28
Budi May 19 #33
Ferrets are Cool May 19 #22
warmfeet May 19 #23
marieo1 May 19 #25
raccoon May 19 #29
stopwastingmymoney May 19 #31
Paladin May 19 #32
BootinUp May 19 #34
Buns_of_Fire May 19 #38
Kid Berwyn May 19 #41
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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue May 19, 2020, 05:49 PM

1. dump cares

about what?





& recommend!!!

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue May 19, 2020, 05:51 PM

2. Trump's so dumb he doesn't even know he's been filleted in a thousand bits

Zing zing zing. Nancy took no prisoners.

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Response to C_U_L8R (Reply #2)

Tue May 19, 2020, 06:04 PM

8. As Alexandra quipped, "Mom will cut your head off and you won't even know you're bleeding."

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue May 19, 2020, 05:52 PM

3. Another person who lives rent-free in his head

Hey, gotta do something with all that empty real estate!

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue May 19, 2020, 05:54 PM

4. How could you not know that? He's the world's biggest snowflake.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue May 19, 2020, 05:55 PM

5. First he had to get someone to tell him that "avoirdupois"

was slang referring to excess weight. Wonder how many cowards tried to say they had no idea?

"morbidly obese"
"words that "weigh a ton"
"avoirdupois"



Some people doing this would just be indulging their "low," but she's poking and ridiculing him him as part of a strategy rolled out now for reason. And just what's that, I wonder?

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Response to Hortensis (Reply #5)

Wed May 20, 2020, 12:56 AM

42. "morbidly obese, they say" -- She used his tactic.

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Response to Hermit-The-Prog (Reply #42)

Wed May 20, 2020, 03:56 AM

45. Lol, right. "Who knew he'd be so sensitive?"

BBC has a headline accusing her of "fat shaming" Trump. Somehow I'm guessing he'd be sensitive to that also.

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Response to Hortensis (Reply #45)

Wed May 20, 2020, 04:06 AM

46. BBC is wrong. Morbidly obese is a medical condition, not an insult.

If trumPutin wants to consider it a fat shaming, that's his problem, his way of thinking. Speaker Pelosi is expressing concern and doing it far better than Susan Collins.


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Response to Hermit-The-Prog (Reply #46)

Wed May 20, 2020, 04:28 AM

47. :) Really do not think Trump would want "fat shaming"

applied to him, that sensitivity thing, but absolutely. She might even have brought his risk factors home to him better than that tame physician of his.

Speaking of old people at risk I'd wondered if the senate might belatedly reconsider that "buffet" -style lunch, with Trump coming from the WH to spread his...advice ("toughen up" or you're going to lose in November), and they did. Wonder if that came before or after the media's eyebrow-raising.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue May 19, 2020, 05:59 PM

6. Heh.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue May 19, 2020, 06:01 PM

7. She's an assassin

Savage AF

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue May 19, 2020, 06:08 PM

9. Perfect, Nancy

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue May 19, 2020, 06:09 PM

10. Oh FFS they messed up what she said

She had so much fun using the word avoirdupois - how dare they edit what she said?

https://www.msnbc.com/deadline-white-house

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue May 19, 2020, 06:12 PM

11. When Trump steps out of the shower

and looks into the full length mirror, he sees a young, healthy body builder.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue May 19, 2020, 06:12 PM

12. Know what I love? Democrats trolling the Big Orange Turd.

He makes it SO easy.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue May 19, 2020, 06:14 PM

13. Yes!

Nancy Pelosi does everything with surgical precision!

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue May 19, 2020, 06:20 PM

14. ha ha ha ha

"mental problems"

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue May 19, 2020, 06:21 PM

15. When she said, "his words weigh a ton"

I

She is so good at getting under his skin.

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Response to mcar (Reply #15)

Tue May 19, 2020, 08:03 PM

24. That was a magnum opus IMHO. I love it! Would never challenge

her to a duel.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue May 19, 2020, 06:22 PM

16. High heels?

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #16)

Tue May 19, 2020, 08:11 PM

26. And he's still much shorter than he says, even w/the heels. He must be 5'-something,

instead of the 6' even many of us thought he may be.

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #16)

Tue May 19, 2020, 08:14 PM

27. Also, too bad that bomb tethered to his chair didn't blow.

Or, alternatively, too bad that wasn't a bomb under his chair.


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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue May 19, 2020, 06:44 PM

17. I'm disappointed to see her doubling down on this tbh.

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Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Reply #17)

Tue May 19, 2020, 08:53 PM

36. Do you want her to get under his skin or don't you? He is extraordinarily vain & a murderous bully

He really does not give a flying fck if we call him a murderous bully with blood on his hands.

But an offense to his vanity, especially by a woman, sends him into a rage he cannot control.

Do not ever mistake what Nancy Pelosi is doing for body-shaming or fat-shaming or whatever your personal anxiety is. Just don't. She's better than that and smarter than that.

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Response to Hekate (Reply #36)

Tue May 19, 2020, 09:06 PM

37. "Do you want her to get under his skin or don't you?"

She's gotten under his skin quite well without fatphobic comments. He got mad after she clapped at him, he got mad after she tore up his SOTU speech, and so on. He gets mad, he tweets, shit continues to happen.

Do not ever mistake what Nancy Pelosi is doing for body-shaming or fat-shaming or whatever your personal anxiety is. Just don't. She's better than that and smarter than that.
In that case, why not go after his manhood or sexuality? Because I bet he's pretty touchy about that. Maybe if she implied he was gay that would REALLY make him mad, and then...something would happen, I'm sure.

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Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Reply #37)

Tue May 19, 2020, 09:24 PM

39. If she "went after his manhood" as you suggest, lots of DUers would jump on that as "evidence" ...

...that Mme Speaker was homophobic and needed to be tossed off the Golden Gate Bridge at low tide. And they would swear to never vote for her again despite not living in her district. And they would swear to send money to her opponent.

I know how these things go at DU.

Perhaps we should let Nancy Pelosi get on with her job, cheer on her successes -- and not take it as a personal insult when she goes after Donald Trump with whatever verbal weapons actually work against the bastard (no offence intended to persons whose parents didn't get married).

ETA: "Morbidly obese" is a medical term I believe. It means a level of overweight that can kill you. Since he is potus, his medical condition really is our business. But he is so vain he literally bribes doctors to keep such discussions out of the public record.





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Response to Hekate (Reply #39)

Tue May 19, 2020, 09:32 PM

40. My suggestion was ironic to make my point.

I would object if she engaged in homophobia to needle Trump. I am objecting because she engaged in fatphobia to needle Trump.

Perhaps we should let Nancy Pelosi get on with her job, cheer on her successes -- and not take it as a personal insult when she goes after Donald Trump with whatever verbal weapons actually work against the bastard (no offence intended to persons whose parents didn't get married).


I object when leaders help build an atmosphere of acceptance around using immutable traits as some kind of political gotcha, as it makes things much harder for everyday people who have those traits, and affects those in power little to not at all.

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Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Reply #37)

Wed May 20, 2020, 01:08 AM

44. Because being gay is a bad thing, right?

Come on now.

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Response to Tipperary (Reply #44)

Wed May 20, 2020, 08:46 AM

48. Trump would probably find it humiliating.

But you're right, it's not a bad thing. That's my point. Just like being fat isn't a bad thing. Using sexual orientation to ridicule Trump only strengthens the idea that some sexual orientations are mockable. Using Trump's weight to mock him only reinforces our culture, which sees body size and shape as something moral.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue May 19, 2020, 06:48 PM

18. She's a metaphorical matador taking down a drunken, broken bull who should be in the glue factory

She stung him right where it hurts him the most, and turned the whole 'triggered snowflake' meme around on him.

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Response to LanternWaste (Reply #18)

Tue May 19, 2020, 07:17 PM

20. metaphorical matador

Heh!

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Response to Grasswire2 (Reply #20)

Tue May 19, 2020, 08:26 PM

30. plus 1




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Response to LanternWaste (Reply #18)

Tue May 19, 2020, 08:50 PM

35. Metaphorical Matador!

So well said.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue May 19, 2020, 06:52 PM

19. She knew.



You bet your sweet ass she knew how he would take it.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue May 19, 2020, 07:36 PM

21. Just look at this remarkable woman of such power & precision

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Response to Budi (Reply #21)

Tue May 19, 2020, 08:14 PM

28. a matching mask...

STYLIN'!!!!!

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Response to AZ8theist (Reply #28)

Tue May 19, 2020, 08:44 PM

33. She's so freakin cool!

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue May 19, 2020, 07:52 PM

22. She proves ALL the time how much smarter she is than anyone in his adminstration. nt

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue May 19, 2020, 07:59 PM

23. Morbidly obese is the best thing one can say about him.

It's just an opener.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue May 19, 2020, 08:10 PM

25. Put in Place-Hooray

I love it - DJT has finally met someone who can and will put him in his place. I heard he is also trying to bully Ruth Bader Ginsberg into retiring. What DJT doesn't realize is that both of these women are 100 times smarter than he is and they are 100 times more clever. All DJT knows how to do is lie and bully, he is a disgusting piece of humanity and sooooooooooo stupid. I am so proud of Nancy Pelosi and Ruth Bader Ginsberg and Hilary Clinton, too.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue May 19, 2020, 08:19 PM

29. So the Dotard is his usual classy self. Nt

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue May 19, 2020, 08:27 PM

31. Everything he says is projection


As usual

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue May 19, 2020, 08:37 PM

32. Well done, Madame Secretary. Encore! (nt)

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue May 19, 2020, 08:48 PM

34. Pelosi outshines everyone these days. Utmost respect for

Her skill at politics.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue May 19, 2020, 09:06 PM

38. ...as she casually wipes the blood off the filleting knife. nt

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue May 19, 2020, 10:38 PM

41. "His words weigh a ton." -- Speaker Pelosi

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Wed May 20, 2020, 12:59 AM

43. Ha

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