US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was unable to control herself when asked to comment on President Donald Trump's decision to take hydroxychloroquine against infection with the new Coronavirus without any medical supervision.
In response to a question during an interview with CNN, Nancy Pelosi said: "He is our president, and I prefer not to take anything that scientists have not agreed upon, especially for those of his age, weight, and to say from those who are obese."
Donald Trump is 73, and his latest tests confirmed in February last year that he had exceeded the official threshold for describing him as "obese", with a BMI of 30.4.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the body mass index of a person who exceeds the mass of 40 is considered "excessive" obesity, which some also call "pathological obesity."
Trump had reaffirmed his use of hydroxychloroquine even though he had no Covid-19 disease and had no symptoms.
"I have been taking it for about a week and a half, I am taking one pill daily," Trump told reporters at the White House, explaining that at a certain time he will stop taking it, according to the British newspaper, The Guardian.
For his part, the US Senate Democratic leader, Chuck Schumer, described Trump's statements about taking hydroxychloroquine as "dangerous."
"Maybe he is not taking this drug, because the president is lying about many things and distinctively," Schumer said on the MSNBC news channel.
He added: "I don't know whether Trump is taking the drug or not. What I know is that he claims to take it, and whether or not it is, he is reckless, reckless, reckless."
Many prominent doctors have expressed concern that people, like Trump, will conclude that the drug is effective or safe.
The President of the American Medical Association, Patrice Harris, commented: "There is no evidence that hydroxychloroquine is effective in treating or preventing Covid-19," and added that "the results so far are not promising."
David Arunov, head of the Department of Infectious Diseases at the University of Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville, said that people like Trump should not conclude that the drug has proven to be effective in treatment, because it is not.