Trump Pushes Fake COVID Cure From Fringe Doctors, Banned by Facebook - 2020-07-28
President Donald Trump exhibited his new serious tone toward the coronavirus crisis on Monday night, sharing a viral video of fringe doctors touting the controversial anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine as "a cure for COVID."
The video, which also featured the doctors dismissing mask-wearing, was eventually taken down by Facebook for "sharing false information" about the virus, after racking up millions of views in a matter of hours. Several right-wing outlets and personalities, however, continued to promote the clip of the doctors' press conference on Twitter, eventually reaching the president's timeline.
Besides retweeting the clip several times, Trump—who recently said his retweets tend to get him "in trouble"—went on to share several other posts promoting hydroxychloroquine, which the FDA has rescinded for emergency use for the virus.