Donald Trump on Monday night lashed out at Fox News on Twitter after host Neil Cavuto issued a warning for people to be careful about the potentially deadly effects of hydroxychloroquine after the president delivered a sales pitch for the unproven drug and claimed he was taking the drug to prevent the coronavirus.
“We miss the great Roger Ailes,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “You have more anti-Trump people, by far, than ever before. Looking for a new outlet!”
Cavuto gave his warning immediately after Trump’s remarks that he was taking the drug, calling them “stunning.” Cavuto pointed to several studies that indicate taking hydroxychloroquine could be dangerous for some people, such as those with heart conditions.
“The fact of the matter is though, when the president said ‘what have you got to lose?’, in a number of studies, those certain vulnerable population has one thing to lose: their lives,” the “Your World with Neil Cavuto” host said.
“If you are in a risky population here, and you are taking this as a preventative treatment to ward off the virus, or in a worse-case scenario you are dealing with the virus and you are in this vulnerable population, it will kill you,” Cavuto added.
After the president’s announcement, Trump’s physician Sean Conley confirmed Trump was taking the drug, saying he and the president concluded “the potential benefit from the treatment outweighed the relative risks.”
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 19, 2020
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