President Donald Trump said in a Monday tweet that he is “looking for a new outlet” after a Fox News host slammed his announcement that he’s taking hydroxychloroquine was and advised viewers not to use it.
On Monday, Trump said he’s been taking the drug to prevent coronavirus infection; there is no evidence that the drug works to prevent or treat the novel coronavirus.
Fox News host Neil Cavuto said, “I cannot stress this enough, this will kill you.”
Dr. Manny Alvarez, senior managing editor of Fox News’ health team called the announcement “highly irresponsible.”
President Donald Trump lashed out at Fox News after host Neil Cavuto expressed shock at Trump’s announcement that he is taking hydroxychloroquine as a prevention for the coronavirus.
The drug has not been proven as an effective treatment for the virus, and the Federal Drug Administration recently warned that there was a “risk of heart rhythm problems” and shouldn’t be taken outside of a clinical or hospital setting.
Trump tweeted on Monday night that Fox News is not the same. “We miss the great Roger Ailes. You have more anti-Trump people, by far, than ever before. Looking for a new outlet!” Trump wrote.