Video of the Day: Neil Cavuto Triggered By Trump’s Hydroxychloroquine Announcement

On Monday, President Trump announced to the world that he is taking hydroxychloroquine in an effort to prevent infection by COVID-19.

Here’s his statement:

The announcement triggered a number of people, especially Fox News’ Neil Cavuto, who said the drug can kill people.

“If you are in a risky population here, and you are taking this as a preventative treatment … it will kill you. I cannot stress enough. This will kill you,” he said after flipping through a number of studies.

This was followed up by two guests to Cavuto’s program who gave conflicting information.  One doctor said he was right, while another said the president is right:

So, who’s correct?

A post at Twitchy noted:

For what it’s worth, this editor’s wife has been taking hydroxychloroquine for over a decade and suffered no side effects at all; it’s an anti-malarial that is prescribed off-label to treat lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. Does taking it to prevent contracting the coronavirus work? We don’t know, but we’re not concerned that the president is going to die if he’s taking it under a physician’s care.

Naturally, this prompted a great deal of discussion on Twitter:


Jesse Watters later noted:

Good point.  Let’s face it, it doesn’t matter what Trump does, the propagandists in the liberal media will bash it simply to be contrary.


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