House Speaker Nancy Pelosi alleges that steroids used to fight COVID-19 infection may be affecting the thought process of President Trump.
Pelosi (D-CA) made the comments following Trump’s decision to halt stimulus talks due to her “not negotiating in good faith.”
Bloomberg News reports one source on a conference call claimed: “Trump’s thinking might be affected by steroids he’s taken to treat his coronavirus infection.”
CNN senior congressional correspondent Manu Raju backed up the reporting.
“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,” Raju tweeted.
Trump, according to reports, was given the steroid dexamethasone.
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.
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) October 6, 2020
Trump Jr. Hits Back at Pelosi Saying Steroids Are Affecting the President
Appearing on Fox & Friends Wednesday morning, Donald Trump Jr. fired back at Pelosi with his own unfounded allegations.
“Nancy has her own substance issues according to the press and according to the media,” Trump Jr. replied. “I won’t get into that. It’s obviously nonsense.”
Asked whether steroids could be influencing his father’s thinking, Donald Trump Jr baselessly accuses Nancy Pelosi of having “her own substance issues.” pic.twitter.com/N2tNAMDnhM
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) October 7, 2020
He continued to blast the House Speaker for trying to inject stimulus funds meant to help the American people with bailouts for Democrat-run areas.
“The reality is this,” he explained. “Nancy Pelosi was trying to stack literally, probably a trillion dollars of excess nonsense to bailout Democrat cities.”
He accused her of trying “to push for cashless bail, to get illegal immigrants stimulus checks as part of that package while the American taxpayer gets to foot the bill for her radical agenda.”
So everyone knows these are some of the issues that Nancy Pelosi wanted to force into her stimulus bill. This is what she’s fighting for instead of the American people as usual. https://t.co/rvvBDvbxAb
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) October 6, 2020
More Liberals Attack
Pelosi was just one of many prominent figures on social media pushing a conspiracy theory that ‘roid rage’ is affecting President Trump’s mind.
Her daughter, Christine Pelosi, shared a New York Times article which claimed, “some White House staff members wondered whether Mr. Trump’s behavior was spurred by a cocktail of drugs he has been taking to treat the coronavirus.”
‼️“Some White House staff members wondered whether Trump’s behavior was spurred by a cocktail of drugs he’s taking to treat coronavirus, including dexamethasone, a steroid that can cause mood swings and give a false level of energy and a sense of euphoria” https://t.co/ipuyaNF8Ep
— Christine Pelosi (@sfpelosi) October 7, 2020
Bob Wachter, chair of the UCSF Department of Medicine, appeared on MSNBC with Rachel Maddow and stated the President may be impaired “and that the patient may not realize it.”
To be crystal clear, I don’t know for sure that he is impaired, but it is possible, as every physician knows. His doctors or other experts need to be assessing him for impairment every day – and be able to accurately report their results without fearing consequences. https://t.co/Fg1PhFJxwg
— Bob Wachter (@Bob_Wachter) October 7, 2020
Several other media members and Democrats pushed the narrative with little evidence backing them up.
Trump reversed course overnight on stimulus plan, through all caps tweets. Physicians warned against Trump’s early release from hospital, and feared his steroid use could exaccerbate erratic behavior https://t.co/oqLSfJdHoL
— Carol Leonnig (@CarolLeonnig) October 7, 2020
Tonight @realDonaldTrump is tweeting like a man on steroids who will be a criminal defendant on the afternoon of January 20.
— Lawrence O’Donnell (@Lawrence) October 7, 2020
Trump is high on steroids.
— Jon Cooper ?? (@joncoopertweets) October 7, 2020
This bozo is definitely having steroid mood swings. Nothing he’s saying or doing shows logic or reason. It’s 100% id+ mania. It’s clear all adults @WhiteHouse are either afraid of him or just plain dumb — nobody is managing #COVID19 #Trump .
Somebody, hide the nuclear football. https://t.co/OlyFz4mwAq
— Laurie Garrett (@Laurie_Garrett) October 7, 2020
“Some White House staff members wondered whether Mr. Trump’s behavior was spurred by a cocktail of drugs he has been taking to treat the coronavirus, including dexamethasone, a steroid that can cause mood swings and can give a false level of energy and a sense of euphoria.” https://t.co/hoJiqXNp8z
— George Conway (@gtconway3d) October 7, 2020
Remember when the president, still too sick to speak in public, got high on steroids and did a series of manic tweets in which he disavowed the position on fiscal stimulus that he took earlier in the day?
— Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias) October 7, 2020
Man, those steroids must be really strong https://t.co/8rQCVz94k0
— Emily C. Singer (@CahnEmily) October 7, 2020
Trump clearly has ROID RAGE. His steroid treatment has been known to cause “psychic derangements” and “psychotic manifestations.” We are seeing that. There’s no way trump’s Doctors should have cleared him to return to White House and work. #TrumpIsNotAmerica
— (((DeanObeidallah))) (@DeanObeidallah) October 7, 2020
Maybe it was his coronavirus diagnosis and him running around all hopped on steroids and the polling showing him down by double digits, oh wait that’s not Biden. https://t.co/Aa8W5ReGOj
— Molly Jong-Fast? (@MollyJongFast) October 7, 2020
— The Hill (@thehill) October 7, 2020
Trump on steroids is a gigantic asshole while Trump off steroids is a gigantic asshole.
— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) October 7, 2020
Trump’s physician, Sean Conley, has said the President is simply “on a routine regimen of COVID therapy.”
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