Donald Trump Defends Hydroxychloroquine Use: ‘I Think It Gives You An Additional Level Of Safety’

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a roundtable in the State Dining Room of the White House May 18, 2020 in Washington, DC.

Amid criticism for the revelation that he is taking hydroxychloroquine as an unproven treatment to protect from coronavirus, President Donald Trump defended his decision on Tuesday after a Senate GOP lunch, The Hill reported.

“I think it gives you an additional level of safety,” Trump told reporters. “But you can ask many doctors who are in favor of it. Many front-line workers won’t go there unless they have the hydroxy.”

Nevertheless, Trump, who received the medication with the approval of his doctor, Sean Conley, noted that the decision was made on an individual basis.

“This is an individual decision to make,” he said. “But it’s had a great reputation and if it was somebody else other than me people would say, ‘Gee isn’t that smart.’”

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