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‘This Is A Really Chilling Moment’: Trump Sparks Outrage After Silencing Dr. Fauci At Today’s Briefing

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‘This Is A Really Chilling Moment’: Trump Sparks Outrage After Silencing Dr. Fauci At Today’s Briefing





President Trump sparked shock and condemnation on social media Sunday night after he blocked the nation’s top infectious disease expert from answering a reporter’s question about the efficacy of an anti-malaria drug the president has repeatedly touted as a possible cure for COVID-19.

During Sunday’s briefing, Trump repeated his endorsement of the use of hydroxychloroquine – a drug often associated with malaria treatment – to be used against the Coronavirus.

“What really do we have to lose?” Trump asked reporters at one point, encouraging people to use the drug, even though it has not been specifically found to stop the virus.



Trump’s promotion of hydroxychloriquine has drawn concerns from Dr. Anthony Fauci – who has noted the lack of broader trials – but Trump has pressed forward with the idea, bolstered by support among GOP lawmakers and conservative media.

On Sunday, when one reporter tried to ask Fauci his opinion, the President stepped in and did not let Fauci answer.

Trump’s silencing of the nation’s top infectious disease expert drew shocked reactions on social media.








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