Trump Falsely Claims Unproven COVID-19 ‘Cure’ Hydroxychloroquine Is Getting ‘Rave Reviews’
President Donald Trump falsely claimed during an interview with Sharyl Attkisson of Full Measure News that the drug hydroxychloroquine has received “rave reviews” as a cure for COVID-19.
Hydroxychloroquine, which is used for malaria and certain types of arthritis, was found in a recent study to have no benefit for coronavirus patients, and even increased the likelihood of them dying, noted AFP.
Well, I’ve heard tremendous reports about it. Frankly, I’ve heard tremendous reports. Many people think it saved their lives. Doctors come out with reports. You had a study in France, you had a study in Italy that were incredible studies.
Look, if somebody else were promoting it other than me, call it a promotion because I want people to get better. I don’t get anything. I don’t gain anything other than if it’s something that helps, that’s a good thing. That’s what I want. That’s all I want.
I believe in it enough that I took a program because I had two people in the White House that tested positive. I figured maybe it’s a good thing to take a program.
You know, we take a little bit of a period of time, I think it was two weeks. But hydroxy has had tremendous, if you look at it, tremendous, rave reviews.