The Washington Post reports:
As he stares down a pandemic, economic collapse and a political crisis of his own, President Trump thinks he may have found a silver bullet: hydroxychloroquine. He hears about the controversial anti-malarial drug on the phone from friends in New York, including from his personal attorney Rudolph W. Giuliani.
He hears about it in White House meetings from some advisers eager to please the boss, who share anecdotes of the drug working on covid-19 patients. And he hears about it on television, from physicians on Fox News Channel panels who tout its efficacy.
In fact, Fox host Laura Ingraham and two doctors who are regular on-air guests in what she dubs her “medicine cabinet” visited the White House last Friday for a private meeting with Trump to talk up the drug, according to two White House officials and another person familiar with the meeting.
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This is a disgrace: The cheapest generic drug treatment rated most effective against COVID by the world’s doctors, and this is the best the NYT can do? “Trump’s Aggressive Advocacy of Malaria Drug for Treating Coronavirus Divides Medical Community” https://t.co/FEaMrOWieG
— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) April 7, 2020
Fox host Laura Ingraham and two doctors who are regular on-air guests in what she dubs her ‘medical cabinet’ visited the White House last Friday for a private meeting with Trump to talk up hydroxychloroquine, according to two White House officials. https://t.co/KBssCHwEee
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) April 7, 2020
For Trump, positive talk about hydroxychloroquine is an echo chamber. He hears it from NY friends. He sees it on Fox. And Fox even brings it to him — Laura Ingraham and two of her on-air docs met with Trump last Friday to promote the drug. https://t.co/D2Bw5lYA3D
— Philip Rucker (@PhilipRucker) April 6, 2020
Fox News host Laura Ingraham and two doctors who frequently appear on her show met with President Trump to advocate for an unproven anti-malarial drug as a treatment for the novel coronavirus https://t.co/sZFq0tY9gf
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) April 7, 2020