Trump Claims He’s Taking Malaria Drug As Preventive

The Independent reports:

Donald Trump revealed Monday he is taking hydroxychloroquine, a malaria drug he has pushed for weeks as a treatment for coronavirus — even though he has tested negative and federal health agencies have warned of serious negative side effects

“I take it,” he told reporters. “All I can tell you is, so far, I feel okay. It seems to have an impact,” he said. “Maybe it does, maybe it doesn’t. You’re not going to get sick and die. What have you got to lose?”

Mr Trump said he has taken the drug for “about a week and a half now,” adding: “I take a pill everyday” and has had “zero symptoms.”