President Donald Trump defended the doctor who claimed that hydroxychloroquine is a ‘cure’ for coronavirus Pandemic after her videos were removed by Twitter and resulted in his son’s account being suspended.
Dr. Stella Immanuel has a long history of supporting conspiracy theories and president Trump ended his Tuesday press conference when pressed about his own retweets of her claims about hydroxy.
‘She was on air along with many other doctors,’ he said. ‘They were big fans of hydroxychloroquine. And I thought she was very impressive in the sense that from where she came – I don’t know which country she comes from – but she says she’s had tremendous success with hundreds of different patients and I thought her voice was an important voice but I know nothing about her.’
The president was being pressed by claims Immanuel has made that include face masks not working in combating COVID-19, alien DNA being used in prescriptions, and that the medical community is trying to make a vaccine to make a person immune to religion.
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President Donald Trump defended the doctor whose claims he retweeted that hydroxychloroquine is a ‘cure’ for Covid-19 pandemic got removed by Twitter
President Trump defended Dr. Stella Immanuel, who has a long history of promoting conspiracy theories and who claims hydroxy cures coronavirus pandemic.
In May the World Health Organization stopped its hydroxychloroquine trial. The National Institutes for Health similarly halted their trial in June after determining it provided ‘no benefit’ in the patients studied.
Trump admitted in May he was on a two week course of the drug as part of a regime to combat the coroanvirus pandemic.
He said on Tuesday;
‘Many doctors think it is extremely successful,’ he said. ‘The hydroxychloroquine coupled with the z-pack. And some some people think it’s become political. I took it for a 14-day period. And I’m here. I think it works in the early stages. I think front line medical people believe that too. Some. Many. So we’ll take a look at it.’
He pointed out he had no complications from taking hydroxy, which is an anti-malarial drug.
‘The one thing we know. It’s been out for a long time, that particular formula and that’s essentially what it is, the pill, and it’s been for malaria, lupus and other things,’ Trump said. ‘It’s safe. It doesn’t cause problems. I had no problem. I had absolutely no problem. Felt no different. Didn’t feel good, bad or indifferent.’
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The president Trump has come under heat for his handling of the Covid-19 crisis and in recent weeks has tried rectify his reputation by holding solo coronavirus briefings, canceling some campaign events, and wearing a mask in public.
In his Monday Twitter spree Trump retweeted a video of Dr. Immanuel claiming hydroxychloroquine works in battling the virus, which has infected more than 4.42 million and killed more than 151,000 Americans.
Trump also retweeted two videos of Dr. Stella Immanuel speaking in front of the US Capitol on Friday with others calling themselves ‘America’s Frontline Doctors’. She claimed anti-malaria drug hydroxycloroquine is effective in treating COVID-19, despite other medical research disproving that
Donald Trump shared video of her speech twice, but the clip was taken down both times by Twitter citing a violation of the platform’s COIVD-19 misinformation policy
President Trump retweeted a slew of posts on Monday night all in support of the controversial drug, despite science and medical tests proving it isn’t helpful in combating the virus
Dr.Immanuel demanded that the videos be reposted on social media
The video was published by the right-wing media outlet Breitbart News and showed Immanuel and others calling themselves ‘America’s Frontline Doctors’ staging a press conference in Washington, D.C. on Friday.
She slammed ‘fake doctors’ who doubt the efficacy of the drug, and claimed it’s a ‘cure’, adding ‘you don’t need a mask.’
‘If some fake science comes out and says we’ve done studies and they found out that it doesn’t work, I can tell you categorically it’s fake science,’ she said.
‘I want to know who’s conducted that study and who’s behind it. Because there is no way I have treat 350 patients and counting and nobody is dead,’ she said on how she allegedly treated patients with hydroxychloroquine along with zinc, and Zithromax.
However, her claims are contrary to the extensive tests that have been done regarding the drug.
Video of her fiery speech was shared on Twitter where it racked up over 14 million views on Monday, partly due to the promotion by far-right news organizations, but Twitter later took it down.
Facebook and YouTube also began to pull down videos of her claims, claiming it’s spreading misinformation about the pandemic.
Dr.Immanuel demanded the social media platforms reupload her videos after they were taken down for spreading disinformation. She claimed God would crash their computers if they did not repost her speech.
‘Hello Facebook put back my profile page and videos up or your computers with start crashing till you do. You are not bigger that God. I promise you. If my page is not back up face book will be down in Jesus name,’ Immanuel said in a mistake-littered tweet Monday night.
While Immanuel has been embraced by Trump and his supporters, the pediatrician and religious minister has made some outlandish claims in the past.
She has often alleged that gynecological problems, like cysts and endometriosis, are actually caused by people dreaming about having intercourse with demons and witches.
Immanuel also claims scientists are working on a vaccine to prevent people from being born religious and asserts that alien DNA is used in modern-day medical treatments.
Donald Trump Jr. called Immanuel’s viral Friday speech a ‘must watch’ and posted a link on his Twitter page, causing his account access to be limited by Twitter for violating its rules.
President Trump also posted a link to the video through a retweet but was not locked out of his account. Twitter did not explain the discrepancy.
‘We’ve temporarily limited some of your account features,’ the Twitter notice to the president’s eldest son reads, adding it will be in effect for 12 hours.
‘We have determined that this account violated the Twitter Rules. Specifically, for: 1. Violating the policy on spreading misleading and potentially harmful information related to COVID-19.