NANCY Pelosi has hit out at Donald Trump again, likening him to "a child with doggy doo on his shoes," after saying he was obese.
During a press briefing in Washington DC on Wednesday, Pelosi said she was giving the president a "taste of his own medicine" and highlighting his health risks during the coronavirus crisis.
Pelosi defended highlighting the 73-year-old's age and weight as risk factors after Trump revealed he was taking the unproven drug hydroxychloroquine to prevent COVID-19 this week.
"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."
She cited Trump's previous comments about women during her Capitol Hill conference, including his "Crazy Nancy" nickname for her.
"I was only quoting what doctors had said about him and I was being factual in a very sympathetic way," Pelosi said of her obesity statements.
"Look up the word 'confabulator,'' she raged about the president. "It means 'to fill in gaps in one's memory with fabrications that one believes to be facts.
"He just really doesn't even know what the truth is. And just says anything. And because he says it, then he believes it. But you know what? Forget about him."
Pelosi also gave her thoughts on Trump's assessment that she was a "sick woman" with mental health problems after his meeting with GOP senators.
"I don't take offense at anything," Pelosi insisted. "The president says things about me all the time, I say one thing about him and it's like, 'oh,' some equivalence here."
Her latest insults come after she told CNN's Anderson Cooper that Trump's weight and age heightened his risk following his hydroxychloroquine announcement.
The FDA issued a warning to doctors about prescribing it to COVID patients with underlying conditions because it can cause heart problems, while studies have shown it can't treat the deadly bug.
"He's our president and I would rather he not be taking something that has not been approved by the scientists," Pelosi told Cooper.
"Especially in his age group and in his, shall we say, weight group, what is morbidly obese, they say.
"So, I think that it's not a good idea."
She then went on to tell MSNBC's Nicolle Wallace that Trump was overly sensitive on Tuesday.
"I think he should recognize that his words weigh a ton," she quipped.
"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."
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