Donald Trump should not be taking unapproved drugs as a preventative measure for coronavirus as he is “morbidly obese”, Nancy Pelosi says.
Mr Trump revealed he has been taking hydroxychloroquine for the last week and a half in pill form and has had “zero symptoms”.
During an interview with CNN, Pelosi was asked her reaction to the news the president was taking the medication despite the FDA warning.
“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 his, shall we say, weight group: morbidly obese, they say. So, I think it’s not a good idea,” she replied.
In 2019, Trump’s annual physical found he weighed 243 pounds, and that he is considered obese on the body mass index scale.
At the press briefing when Trump raised concerns by personally touting the drug, he said, “If it is not good, I will tell you right.”
“I’m not going to get hurt by it. It has been around for 40 years for malaria, for lupus, for other things. I take it,” he shared, claiming that he has had “zero symptoms” and he has been taking the pill “every day.”