Predictably, the mainstream media went absolutely bonkers after President Trump told reporters Monday that he had been taking hydroxychloroquine as a Wuhan coronavirus preventative after consulting with the White House doctor.
“After numerous discussions he and I had about regarding the evidence for and against the use of hydroxychloroquine, we concluded the potential benefit from treatment outweighed the relative risks,” Dr. Sean Conley, Trump’s physician, said in a statement Monday night.
One of the media figures who expressed
fauxtrage outrage over Trump’s announcement was none other than CNN’s S.E. Cupp, who probably made her colleagues proud with this attempted dunk on the President over his announcement:
I don’t know which is worse…that the President is probably lying about taking a drug he’s been suggesting others take to remedy a deadly virus. Or that he’s ACTUALLY taking it. https://t.co/87nlxlIsPb
— S.E. Cupp (@secupp) May 18, 2020
There are many problems with Cupp’s hot take, the main ones being 1) she’s not a doctor, 2) she’s not a pharmacist, and 3) she’s an anchor for CNN, where the credibility crisis is very real.
Fortunately, actual pharmacists weighed in on Cupp’s comments and countered her faux concern by dropping some inconvenient facts:
I’m a Pharmacist on the front lines, I take it too along with Zinc as a preventative! I suspected all along that he was taking it as well. So glad he disclosed this because it does work & has been documented saving thousands of lives all over the world.
— JeffPharmD (@JeffPharmD1) May 18, 2020
I’m a pharmacist also, I don’t take it but I don’t see the problem. There are front line drs taking it preventatively. The data is so new and the side effects can be bad in high doses but I think it’s safe enough to for the possible benefits. Especially someone in a high office
— Matt Dawson (@SaintRPh) May 18, 2020
Or you're a completely nutter, who's been driven crazy by Trump hate.
— Nickarama (@nickaramaOG) May 18, 2020
Are you his doctor?
— Bonchie (@bonchieredstate) May 18, 2020
Right? I mean, who is S.E. Cupp to get between Trump and his doctor? His body, his choice.
David Harsanyi hammered the point home:
Killing a unborn baby is a decision made solely by a woman and her doctor. Taking hydroxychloroquine is a joint decision between a man, his doctor, every Democrat in congress, and all on-air talent at CNN.
— David Harsanyi (@davidharsanyi) May 19, 2020
It’s amazing how often the left’s “principles” change depending on the topic, isn’t it?