CBS Ripped To Pieces For False Claim About Why Trump Will Stop Taking HCQ
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The mainstream media has been losing their mind over the fact that President Donald Trump said he has been taking hydroxychloroquine as a preventative measure against the coronavirus.
In what was an obvious hit piece against Trump, CBS News shared a story on Twitter and tweeted that Trump will stop taking hydroxychloroquine because he was "facing heat" over his decision to take it.
"After facing heat over taking the antimalaria drug, President Trump says he'll stop taking hydroxychloroquine in "a day or two," the tweet said.
That is a false claim that was immediately called out.
While participating in a round table discussion Wednesday with Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson and Kansas Governor Laura Kelly, Trump said he was going to stop taking the medication because the regimen will be over in a few days.
"I think the regimen finishes in a day or two — yeah, I think it's two days, two days," he said.
"I'm not going to get hurt by it. It's been around for 40 years for malaria, for lupus, for other things," Trump said.
The Wall Street Journal published a detailed report on Trump's actual comments and what medical professionals had told him:
“After numerous discussions he and I had regarding the evidence for and against the use of hydroxychloroquine, we concluded the potential benefit from treatment outweighed the relative risks,” said Dr. Conley, who is a Navy commander.
A White House official said Dr. Conley prescribed the drug to Mr. Trump and that he took it in response to a potential exposure.
Dr. Conley said Mr. Trump is in good health and symptom-free and all his Covid-19 tests have been negative. He said he would continue to monitor studies on Covid-19 therapies.
In his remarks Monday, Mr. Trump said he also took one dose of the antibiotic azithromycin and is regularly taking zinc
Several prominent conservativTwitter users called CBS out for the misleading tweet.
In other words, the president's doctor advised him to take the medication for a period of time.
Someone at CBS tried, it seems, to twist Trump's comments in order to attack him. It's clear to anyone who read or listened to Trump's comments why he was going to stop taking the medication.