President Donald Trump announced he “just finished” taking a two-week course of antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine over the weekend.
“Finished, just finished,” he told Sinclair Broadcasting’s "Full Measure" with Sharyl Attkisson, during an interview that aired Sunday. “And by the way, I’m still here.”
Trump touts the controversial drug as a possible coronavirus treatment and began taking it after two White House workers tested positive for the virus.
Trump defended his decision to take the unproven treatment. The Food and Drug Administration advises against taking the drug outside of a hospital setting because it poses a risk of causing heart problems.
“Well, I've heard tremendous reports about it. Frankly, I've heard tremendous reports. Many people think it saved their lives. Doctors come out with reports. You had a study in France, you had a study in Italy that were incredible studies,” Trump said.
The president did not acknowledge the risks associated with the drug, but said it has “tremendous, rave reviews.”
He said he believed in the drug enough to take it himself.
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