CBC News reports:
Mr. Trump posted a video to Twitter late Wednesday, praising the therapeutic drugs that he credits with helping him in his recovery. The president called the therapeutics a “cure” for him, even though there is no cure for viruses like COVID-19. “I feel great. I feel like, perfect,” the president said in a four-minute video. “I think this was a blessing from God, that I caught it. This was a blessing in disguise.”
“I caught it, I heard about this drug, I said let me take it, it was my suggestion. I said, let me take it. And it was incredible the way it worked, incredible. And I think if I didn’t catch it, we’d be looking at that like a number of other drugs. But it really did a fantastic job. I want to get for you what I got. I’m going to make it free, you’re not going to pay for it.” The president appeared to be referring to Regeneron, an experimental treatment that has rarely been used outside clinical trials.
A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT! pic.twitter.com/uhLIcknAjT
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 7, 2020
Trump says in his new Twitter video that it's a "blessing from God" that he contracted the coronavirus, which has killed more than 210,000 Americans in the United States.
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) October 7, 2020
Donald Trump says his coronavirus infection was a "blessing from God"
The 210,000 dead Americans and their families and friends do not feel the same.
Shame on Trump for using God/religion like he uses everything else.
— Don Winslow (@donwinslow) October 7, 2020
Beyond saying that getting coronavirus is a blessing in disguise, Trump also talks about making access to the Regeneron experimental antibody treatment more widely available. Reminder that treatment has been given to fewer than 10 people in the U.S. outside of clinical trials. https://t.co/d7a2RQOJjU
— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) October 7, 2020
Watch thousands of Trump followers now *try to get* COVID-19 to get God’s blessing. https://t.co/R5DyLQaKIK
— Jeff Stein (@SpyTalker) October 7, 2020