President Donald Trump went into a Twitter frenzy on Monday night, retweeting posts that claim Dr. Anthony Fauci misled the country on hydroxychloroquine and videos of a doctor who claimed the drug is a ‘cure’ for the virus.
In his Twitter spree Trump retweeted a post that claimed Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s leading expert on infectious diseases, is leading the country in the wrong direction by refusing to endorse the use of the anti-malaria drug in combating COVID-19.
Trump was a big promoter of hydroxychloroquine and repeatedly pushed it as a therapeutic treatment for the coronavirus, which has infected over 4.2million in the US and killed more than 148,000, even though the Federal Drug Administration warns the drug has harmful side effects.
‘Dr. Fauci has misled the American public on many issues, but in particular, on dismissing #hydroxychloroquine and calling Remdesivir the new gold standard,’ the retweet said.
President Donald Trump went into a Twitter frenzy on Monday night sharing a slew of posts praising controversial drug hydroxychloroquine for treating COVID-19, only for some posts to be removed for coronavirus misinformation
He shared this retweet claiming that Dr. Anthony Fauci is ‘misleading’ the country by dismissing hydroxychloroquine and endorsing Remdesivir.
Trump also retweeted two posts of a doctor’s speech on the steps of Capitol Hill making dubious claims that the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine is a ‘cure’ for the virus.
Those videos were later taken down by Twitter citing misinformation regulations after Trump shared them with his 84million followers.
The president has come under heat for his handling of the coronavirus crisis and in recent weeks has tried rectify his reputation by holding solo coronavirus briefings, canceling some campaign events, and wearing a mask in public.
He’s returned to preach about the benefits of the drug which he famously took for two weeks as a preventative measure against the virus.
However, the Federal Drug Administration stopped recommending emergency use of hydroxycholoquine citing safety concerns about harmful side effects.