President Donald Trump abruptly ended his press briefing on Tuesday, when CNN reporter Katelyn Collins pressed him to promote the dangerous claims of a Quake doctor about COVID-19.
On Monday night, Trump shared a video of a doctor who claimed that hydroxychloroquine is a “cure” for COVID-19 and that it reduced the need to wear masks or take other mitigation measures during the epidemic. Some of her claims were clearly false on her face – it is important to reduce the risk of catching diseases, even if we have treatment for them – and top experts argue that the evidence gives little indication that hydroxychloroquine is effective against the virus is. The video shared by Trump was so dangerous that social media platforms started removing it.
Subsequent reporting revealed that the doctor in the video is completely cool – he has previously fueled claims about alien DNA and demon sperm.
Collins said during Trump, “That woman you said, in that video is a ‘great doctor’ you retweeted last night, the mask doesn’t work and is a treatment for COVID-19.” Evening briefing. “He also made the video saying that doctors make drugs using DNA from aliens and that they are trying to make a vaccine to prevent you from becoming religious. So, what is the logic in retweeting it?”
Trump shook his head and looked down.
“I can tell you this,” he said. “She was on the air with several other doctors. She was a big fan of hydroxychloroquine. And I felt that she was very influential in the sense where she came from – I don’t know which country she comes from – but she said that She was tremendous. Success with hundreds of different patients. And I felt her voice was an important voice, but I don’t know anything about her. “
Trump tried to move another reporter, but Collins had a follow-up. As he tried to cut it, he became visibly angry. He decided to ask another reporter the question, saying only, ‘Thank you very much, everyone, “and quickly exited the room.
See the exchange below: