After President Trump abruptly halted COVID-19 economic relief negotiations with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Tuesday, Pelosi reportedly speculated that the steroid medications he was prescribed to fight COVID-19 were “impacting his thinking.”
Pelosi has now been instructed by Fox News medical contributor Dr. Marc Siegel to “stop pontificating on the president’s health” due to her complete ignorance of his actual circumstances.
CNN correspondent Manu Raju reported on Tuesday: “On a Democratic call, reacting to the President abruptly breaking off stimulus talks, Speaker Pelosi questioned whether Trump taking a steroid was impacting his thinking, according to two people on the call.”
Siegel told Carlson, “to Speaker Pelosi, who is not a physician, I wish she would stop pontificating on the president’s health given that not only isn’t she a physician, but she hasn’t seen his chart.”
Siegel explained that despite his status as a physician, he also cannot make specific statements about Trump’s treatment because he does not have access to Trump’s medical records.
I haven’t seen his chart … so I’m not going to say what the impact of steroids or anything else is other than … he looks healthy, he’s breathing comfortably. He’s not short of breath, he doesn’t have oxygen and he’s going back to work in the Oval [Office]. That, to physicians, is a very positive sign.
Dr. Brian Garibaldi, a specialist in pulmonary critical care, further dismantled Pelosi’s odd speculation, saying that Trump received his first dose of the steroid, Dexamethasone, on Saturday and did not appear to be experiencing any adverse side effects.
White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows also hit Pelosi for her allegation saying on Wednesday that Trump’s decision has nothing to do with medications and everything to do with Pelosi herself.
“Anybody who’s negotiated with Nancy Pelosi more than a month will realize that cutting off the deal has nothing to do with steroids,” Meadows said on “Special Report”. “It has more to do with the person that looks in the mirror when she gets up in the morning.”