Has anyone (other than his doctor) actually seen him take it?
Politifact has awarded President Trump for the “Lie of the Year” in 2015, 2017 and 2019. With that in mind, can we actually believe his recent claim of taking a daily dose of the so-called “wonder drug,” hydroxychloroquine, to boost immunity against COVID-19?
The chaos that ensued following Trump’s “admission” of taking a controversial, non-Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved anti-malarial drug is the stuff reality TV dreams are made of. Then, just as the furor picks up steam, 45 comes back out stating that “in a day or two,” he’ll quit taking the drug. Now, isn’t that convenient?
Given that this president lies about pretty much everything, why should he be so forthcoming about taking this drug? And, knowing that political self-preservation is like mother’s milk to Trump, why should he put himself in harm’s way and risk a negative health outcome from taking an unproven drug? Why risk his chance of re-election? Seriously, Mr. President?
Looked at with a healthy dose of skepticism, that dog won’t hunt. If Trump conspired with a doctor to say that he took hydroxychloroquine without actually taking the drug, his “success” at having no ill effects results in the president looking almost super human to his base.
Let’s face it. This 73- year-old, “morbidly obese” man could actually be the poster child for an unhealthy result of taking this anti-malarial drug. So, it’s highly possible that this is just another election year, attention-grabbing stunt from a desperate president who’s slipping in the national polls.
As more Americans die during this pandemic and as lost jobs fail to come back online, get. ready. for. everything.