Nancy Pelosi accused of fat-shaming ‘obese’ Trump

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Top US Democrat Nancy Pelosi has been accused of fat-shaming President Donald Trump after she called him “morbidly obese”. Mrs Pelosi cited Mr Trump’s “weight group” when asked about his disclosure that he is taking hydroxychloroquine to guard against Covid-19. There is no evidence the drug can ward off the virus, and experts have cautioned it may cause heart problems. Critics said Mrs Pelosi’s “fat-phobic” response distracted from such concerns. The World Health Organization has called attention to reports of individuals self-medicating and causing themselves serious harm with hydroxychloroquine, which Mr Trump has repeatedly touted as a potential Covid-19 treatment.