On Monday afternoon, President Trump shocked much of the nation by admitting to taking an popular anti-malarial drug as a precaution against COVID-19, sending the mainstream media into a frenzy.
For weeks now, the infotainment industry has insisted that Trump is “obsessed” with hydroxychloroquine, one of the most common drugs prescribed to battle malaria, citing what they believed was some sort of financial tie to the drugmaker. In reality, this was nothing more than a small piece of the portfolio of a single mutual fund held by Trump, and not some grand scheme to enhance his own personal wealth.
Still, the media has been using hydroxychloroquine to admonish the Commander in Chief time and again, and Monday’s admission was no different.
MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough was so triggered, in fact, that he even claimed Trump was lying about using the drug.
“But when the president of the United States actually says he’s doing something which, let me assure you, he is not doing — let me assure you, the president of the United States is not taking hydroxychloroquine,” he began.
Scarborough also said that during the only time they ate a meal together, the president appeared to be fixated on “compulsively” cleaning his hands.
“In all the time that I knew him, I only sat for one meal with him,” he explained. “Before that meal, he had wipes like this high and would go through the wipes, compulsively, and wipe his hands, sanitize his hands before eating anything.”
“So he is not taking something that his own administration has said will kill you,” he continued. “That his own FDA said will kill you. That the [Department of Veterans Affairs] said will kill you. … That’s what doctors will say, too. The FDA said, take it if you’re in the hospital or take it if you’re in a closely watched clinical trial. But, don’t take it unless you’re under those two circumstances. So the president is not taking it, and yet, and yet, he’s telling Americans that they should take it.”
Hydroxychloroquine is not safe for use by everyone, and should only be taken under the strict supervision of a medical professional – who are precisely the sort of people that Trump has surrounded himself with over the course of this pandemic.
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