President Trump Reacts To Dr. Stella’s Claims On Hydroxychloroquine, Says Her Voice Is Important
'I think it works', President Donald Trump has said that Dr. Stella Emmanuel’s claims on Covid-19 cure should not be brushed aside, going by the results she’s had with Hydroxychloroquine
President Donald Trump has defended the doctor who claimed that hydroxychloroquine is a 'cure' for coronavirus after her videos were removed by Twitter and resulted in his son's account being suspended.
Dr. Stella Immanuel has a long history of supporting conspiracy theories and Trump ended his Tuesday press conference when pressed about his own retweets of her claims about hydroxy.
She was on-air along with many other doctors,' he said. 'They were big fans of hydroxychloroquine. And I thought she was very impressive in the sense that from where she came - I don't know which country she comes from - but she says she's had tremendous success with hundreds of different patients and I thought her voice was an important voice but I know nothing about her.'
The president was being pressed by claims Immanuel has made that include face masks not working in combating COVID, alien DNA being used in prescriptions, and that the medical community is trying to make a vaccine to make a person immune to religion.
Trump ended the matter by saying 'thank you very much' and leaving the podium.
In May the World Health Organization stopped its hydroxychloroquine trial. The National Institutes for Health similarly halted their trial in June after determining it provided 'no benefit' in the patients studied.
Trump admitted in May he was on a two-week course of the drug as part of a regime to combat the coronavirus.
He said on Tuesday that 'many doctors' think hydroxy is successful.
'Many doctors think it is extremely successful,' he said. 'The hydroxychloroquine coupled with the z-pack.
"And some people think it's become political. I took it for a 14-day period. And I'm here. I think it works in the early stages. I think front line medical people believe that too. Some. Many. So we'll take a look at it.'
He pointed out he had no complications from taking hydroxy, which is an anti-malarial drug.
'The one thing we know. It's been out for a long time, that particular formula and that's essentially what it is, the pill, and it's been for malaria, lupus and other things,' Trump said. 'It's safe. It doesn't cause problems. I had no problem. I had absolutely no problem. Felt no different. Didn't feel good, bad, or indifferent.'
The president has come under heat for his handling of the coronavirus crisis and in recent weeks has tried to rectify his reputation by holding solo coronavirus briefings, canceling some campaign events, and wearing a mask in public.
In his Monday Twitter spree, Trump retweeted a video of Dr. Immanuel claiming hydroxychloroquine works in battling the virus, which has infected more than 4.42 million and killed more than 151,000 Americans.