White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said Tuesday that she didn’t have “any information” about why President Donald Trump began taking the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine.
“Kayleigh, did the president start taking it 10 days ago because a couple of members of the White House staff had tested positive and suddenly the coronavirus was inside the West Wing complex and he was just worried about that?” Fox News’ Steve Doocy asked.
“Is that why he started or had he been talking with his doctor about taking it for a while?”
“Yeah, so I don’t have any information about the exact rationale–that was a personal deliberation with Dr. Conley and the president,” McEnany said.
“But as has been noted, the president has said pretty widely that this is a drug that he had looked at, along with optimism but nevertheless, you know, he said that this is a decision that must be made with the doctor, as he’s repeatedly said,” she added.
The president revealed that he was taking hydroxychloroquine during a press conference Monday afternoon. (RELATED: ‘I Think It’s Reasonable’: Dr. Marc Siegel Defends Trump Physician, Blasts ‘Ridiculous’ Politicization Of Hydroxychloroquine)
Many expressed awe at his use of the drug, including Fox News’ Neil Cavuto, who warned that the drug can kill people.