After mocking President Trump as a ‘snake oil’ salesman giving the American people false hope by touting hydroxychloroquine as a possible effective treatment for coronavirus, many media outlets are being forced to admit he was right.
The drug, along with another antimalarial drug chloroquine, was mentioned by the President very early on as a possible means to treat patients suffering from the virus.
The media did their best to mock Trump as a liar for making the claims.
President Trump says it “would be a gift from Heaven.. God” if the Experimental Malaria Drug worked.
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) March 21, 2020
Trump Was Right
Hydroxychloroquine is now approved for emergency use to treat coronavirus by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA has also approved the drug chloroquine on an emergency basis.
The New York Times on Wednesday reported that a study had shown the “drug helps virus patients improve.”
“A group of moderately ill people were given hydroxychloroquine, which appeared to ease their symptoms quickly, but more research is needed,” they wrote.
Media Said He Was Lying
By contrast, the media prior to that had portrayed the President as a quack, even falsely accusing Trump of the death of an Arizona man after he and his wife ingested fish tank cleaner with a similar name.
The Washington Post wrote, “Trump is giving people false hope of coronavirus cures. It’s all snake oil.”
Trump “peddles snake oil and false hope,” the USA Today editorial board similarly wrote.
Salon, the quackiest of all left-wing media outlets, suggested Trump’s treatment was his “most dangerous flim-flam: False hope and quack advice.”
— Drew Holden (@DrewHolden360) April 1, 2020
It’s one thing for the media to baselessly criticize President Trump as they often do, but it’s another matter altogether when their fake news stories affect people’s lives.
The aforementioned efforts to blame Trump for the poisoning of an Arizona couple led to two governors – Steve Sisolak of Nevada and Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan, both Democrats – banning the use of the drugs by medical professionals.
“Doctors seeking to use the potentially life-saving drugs in compassionate care situations will now be prevented from doing so,” The Political Insider warned.
Rather than wait for consensus from the medical community, Nevada’s TDS infected governor prematurely banned the use of malaria drugs as a potential treatment for the coronavirus purely to spite President Trump https://t.co/vuA4EboY4z
— Dan Bongino (@dbongino) March 25, 2020
Both Sisolak and Whitmer have since relented, reversing course from a ban to actually requesting the drug be shipped to their respective state by the federal government.
Imagine how many lives may have been affected if the media didn’t portray the recommendation by Trump as ineffective or worse, a killer.