Donald Trump is a blathering idiot pretty much every single time his mouth is open or his Twitter fingers are moving. He says things without even thinking, like Monday when he said that he had been abusing a controlled substance by taking the Malaria drug Hydroxychloroquine to prevent contraction of the coronavirus.
The FDA says that the drug Trump has been touting as a cure since the beginning of the outbreak causes heart rhythm issues, as well as cardiac death.
Trump, said Tuesday that the people who did die while taking Hydroxychlorine were prepared to do so.
Check out this tweet:
Trump calls study on HCQ treatment for vets with Covid “a phony study put out by the VA”
“(T)hey gave it … to people that were ready to die … everybody was old” and had “bad problems with hearts," diabetes
POTUS say researchers were “obviously not friends of my administration”
— Maegan Vazquez (@maeganvaz) May 19, 2020
According to CNN:
The United States has recorded at least 1,527,355 cases of coronavirus and 91,872 related deaths, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.
At least 17,059 new cases and 1,383 deaths have been reported on Tuesday.
The totals include cases from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and other US territories, as well as repatriated cases.
People responding to the tweet were angry at the president’s dangerous choice of words. Below are the reactions they left on the tweet: