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Trump Says "Nobody Likes Me" by Rating the Approval of Dr Fauci's Comments on Hydroxychloroquine

rump Says "Nobody Likes Me" by Rating the Approval of Dr Fauci's Comments on Hydroxychloroquine

At Tuesday's briefing US President Donald Trump said Dr Fauci got a very good approval on his denial of hydroxychloroquine as the medication of the Covid 19, and he questioned why the White House coronavirus expert and his fellow task-force member Dr Deborah Birx were popular, but his administration was not.

He said: "They're highly thought of but nobody likes me. It can only be my personality, that's all."

Dr Anthony Fauci, a leading member of the White House coronavirus task force was asked of the hydroxychloroquine earlier on Tuesday, and he said that 'the medication was not an appropriate treatment for Covid-19'.

It got a huge criticism by the President, late on Monday, Mr Trump also retweeted several tweets critical of Dr. Fauci, but in Tuesday's briefing the president denied he was criticizing the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, insisting: "I get along with him very well."

Trump said that the malaria medication was only rejected as a Covid-19 treatment because he had recommended its use.

His comment emerged after Twitter banned his eldest son's post of a video promoting the use of hydroxychloroquine.

The video in question showed doctors speaking outside the US Supreme Court building at an event organised by Tea Party Patriots Action, a group that has helped fund a pro-Trump political action committee.

In the video, Dr Stella Immanuel, a doctor from Houston, says she has successfully treated 350 coronavirus patients "and counting" with hydroxychloroquine.

The president said on Tuesday: "I think they're very respected doctors. There was a woman who was spectacular in her statements about it."

Facebook and Twitter removed the content, flagging it as misinformation, but not before more than 17 million people had seen one of the clips.

Twitter also banned the US president's eldest son from tweeting for 12 hours as a penalty for sharing the clip. 

Hydroxychloroquine was first touted by Mr Trump in March. Two months later he surprised journalists by saying he had begun taking the unproven medication to ward off the virus.

Last month, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cautioned against the use of the drug for treatment of the coronavirus, following reports of "serious heart rhythm problems" and other health issues.

Now WHO had halted the use of the hydroxychloroquine as the treatment for coronavirus as the studies conducted by WHO and  US National Institutes of Health and other researchers around the world have found no evidence that hydroxychloroquine and is expelled from the list of solidarity drugs- when used with or without the antibiotic azithromycin, as repeatedly recommended by President Trump - helps treat coronavirus.

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