Fox’s Brian Kilmeade: Trump Didn’t Grab Hydroxychloroquine ‘From Some Witch Doctor’
Fox News’ Brian Kilmeade defended President Donald Trump on Tuesday amid the President’s disputed claim that he’s taking hydroxychloroquine. The drug is not meant to be used to treat or prevent Coronavirus and experts have warned it could kill if used improperly.
However, the Fox & Friends host argued that Trump must know something about the positive effects of the drug.
“The fact is NYU just did a study,” Kilmeade said. “They gave people the triple drug combination of hydroxychloroquine as well as zinc and they found 1.5 times greater likelihood of recovering and discharge and 44% less likely to die.”
“So there is positive news coming out of that and France did do a study. And there was a trustworthy study coming out of China. Don’t act like he just grabbed it from some witch doctor. We know where it came from. It’s been heavily politicized.”
Former Republican congressman Jason Chaffetz seemed to enjoy Kilmeade’s witch doctor crack.
“I’m still smiling about your witch doctor,” Chaffetz said. “I don’t know that I know any witch doctors, but he’s doing fund the control of his physician and his doctor is literally by his side at every moment of the day. I’m not taking it. I’ve never heard my doctor say it.”