Fox News Sean Hannity: Trump Can Take Hydroxychloroquine Because Trump ‘Built The Hospitals’

Fox News host Sean Hannity made the bizarre claim on May 20 that President Donald Trump could use an unproven “cure” for the coronavirus (AUDIO BELOW):

Trump built the hospitals, manned the hospitals and sent them all the medical equipment they needed. Now, the president himself — he’s made the decision along with his doctors to take hydroxychloroquine as a preventative treatment.

Salon debunked that claim back on April 21:

States have been forced to resort to smuggling shipments of personal protective equipment (PPE) after federal officials seized supplies ordered by hospitals without informing officials.

Hannity also made another ludicrous claim on his radio show on May 19, notes Media Matters:

There was a long period of time where Dr. Oz was asking anybody that took hydroxychloroquine, that had lupus or rheumatoid arthritis or had taken it as an anti-malarial, that had gotten or contracted COVID-19. They couldn’t find hardly any people.

There were instances, but they seemed very rare, just like they looked at the instances of countries where the drug is used to stop or prevent malaria. And there was — also, there were two separate studies going on as whether or not it works as a prophylactic. At the end of the day, there is one thing you cannot conclude here: that it’s going to kill you.

There have been multiple studies that have linked hydroxychloroquine to heart failure, leading the FDA to issue its rare warning in May.

(Sources: Salon, Media Matters)

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