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Fox News host Tucker Carlson suggested Wednesday that if unhealthy behavior genuinely concerns her, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi should examine her own actions instead of bashing President Donald Trump for simply following his doctor’s orders.
His concern was specifically with Pelosi’s alleged habit of using potentially deadly botox treatments to make herself look years younger than her real age.
Listen to the segment below (disable your adblocker if the video doesn’t appear):
He began the segment on FNC’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight” by addressing the House speaker’s hypocrisy.
“Nancy Pelosi believes that abortion is a sacred medical decision,” he said. “It’s a choice that involves a woman and her doctor, and that’s it — everyone else can shut up and applaud. But on the question of how to treat the coronavirus, Pelosi is happy to judge.”
“After the president announced yesterday that his physician gave him a drug called hydroxychloroquine as protection against the virus, Pelosi exploded. This is one medical decision Nancy Pelosi does not believe should remain between a patient and a doctor.”
She exploded by saying that she’d “rather [Trump] not be taking something that has not been approved by the scientists [at the FDA], especially in his age group, and in his, shall we say, weight group — which is morbidly obese.”
For starters, Pelosi isn’t a medical professional. But White House Physician Ronny Jackson, the man who prescribed hydroxychloroquine to Trump, certainly is one:
Letter from Trump’s doctor regarding hydroxychloroquine pic.twitter.com/DrryCrFc02
— Jason Leopold (@JasonLeopold) May 19, 2020
There’s also the matter of “glass faces.”
“Now, we on this show make a real effort not to mock people for how they look,” Carlson continued. “It isn’t always easy, but we really do try. Nancy Pelosi should try too. Why? Well here’s a recent picture of Nancy Pelosi. She turned 80 years old in March. Does she look 80? No. More like 37. How is that possible?”
“If you guess diet and exercise, we’re not going to argue with you because we don’t know for sure, and we don’t really want to know. But we would remind the speaker of the House that people with glass faces should not throw stones.”
The remarks were in reference to longstanding claims that Pelosi has been the recipient of numerous botox treatments.
“A woman her age shouldn’t look that good,” Dr. Anthony Youn, a Detroit-based plastic surgeon, said to The Washington Times way back in 2011. “It appears that she has had a good amount of surgery … probably an eyelid lift and even a facelift.”
Samantha von Sperling, a New-York-based political image consultant, added that botox treatments are common among those who spend a lot of time on camera.
“Almost everyone who is over the age of 30 who is on camera all the time … has had work done, even if it’s just a monthly chemical peel,” she said. “If you want to stay competitive in the televised arena of politics, you are spending serious money on your dermatologist, aesthetician, dentist, makeup artist and maybe surgeon.”
Nearly a decade later, Pelosi still looks ridiculously young:
Hey if Pelosi can be nasty about fat people then I can point out that her face is a horrorshow of bad plastic surgery, resulting in a situation where she appears to have four eyebrows. pic.twitter.com/vTr6MKiEaz
— Discount Dog Scuba (@ScubaForDogs) May 19, 2020
Of course, some might dismiss The Washington Times as just a “right-wing” source. In that case, consider the reporting of The Daily Beast, which is anything but “right-wing.”
Three years ago, the far-left outlet spoke with a number of cosmetic professionals, and they all said the exact same thing as Youn and Sperling.
“I would guess she had a neck lift some time ago, although is certainly ready for another,” D.C. cosmetic surgeon Barry J. Cohen reportedly wrote to the outlet in an email at the time.”It would appear that she had the fat removed from around her eyes, but has a substantial amount of excess skin on the lower lids.”
He added: “She has not a line on her forehead, likely indicating a date with a vial of Botox.”
Yet Botox isn’t always safe.
“[A] recent study from the University of Wisconsin-Madison has raised fresh doubts about how Botox works in the body,” The Guardian reported three years ago. “Contrary to notions that it stays put at the injection site, researchers found evidence from animal tests that the drug was in fact able to move between nerve cells, raising the possibility that the same kind of migration could be occurring in humans.”
“This isn’t a new concern. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) added a safety warning in 2009 that said the toxin ‘may spread from the area of injection to produce symptoms of botulism’, including muscle weakness and difficulty breathing that can occur hours or weeks after an injection.”
Nor does Botox necessarily always make one look better.
Regarding the success or lack thereof of Pelosi’s treatments, all Cohen would say to The Daily beast was that she was the “victim of West Coast surgery.”
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