The media’s absolute hate for our President and everything he does shows more and more each and every day.
As many of you know, the New York Times often writes stories that get parroted all over the news media and is many times the main source of their anti-Trump ‘scandal’ material. Well today the New York Times has given the media a new conspiracy theory on Trump’s advocacy of hydroxychloroquine that will no doubt be spread across the media far and wide:
That’s right, Trump is just trying to enrich himself and his big pharma buddies! That’s why he keeps pushing hydroxychloroquine so much!
Here’s more from the NY Times:
Day after day, the salesman turned president has encouraged coronavirus patients to try hydroxychloroquine with all of the enthusiasm of a real estate developer. The passing reference he makes to the possible dangers is usually overwhelmed by the full-throated endorsement. “What do you have to lose?” he asked five times on Sunday.
Bolstered by his trade adviser, a television doctor, Larry Ellison of Oracle and Rudolph W. Giuliani, a former New York mayor, Mr. Trump has seized on the drug as a miracle cure for the virus that has killed thousands and paralyzed American life. Along the way, he has prompted an international debate about a drug that many doctors in New York and elsewhere have been trying in desperation even without conclusive scientific studies.
Mr. Trump may ultimately be right, and physicians report anecdotal evidence that has provided hope. But it remains far from certain, and the president’s assertiveness in pressing the case over the advice of advisers like Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, the government’s top infectious disease specialist, has driven a wedge inside his coronavirus task force and has raised questions about his motives.
If hydroxychloroquine becomes an accepted treatment, several pharmaceutical companies stand to profit, including shareholders and senior executives with connections to the president. Mr. Trump himself has a small personal financial interest in Sanofi, the French drugmaker that makes Plaquenil, the brand-name version of hydroxychloroquine.
The article makes it sound like Dr. Fauci doesn’t approve of the use of the drug at all and that Trump is overruling him, but that’s simply not the case. Fauci has made clear that he supports the use of it. But at the same time, he’s not going to make any definitive statements about it until lab controlled studies are complete. Trump isn’t making definitive statements either, as he’s said repeatedly it may work and it may not. But there’s plenty of anecdotal evidence in this country and around the world that suggests the drug is successful against the coronavirus and Trump advocating it based on those studies.
But the New York Times is using this strawman controversy to call into question Trump’s ‘motives’, suggesting there must be another reason why Trump is advocating hydroxychloroquine. It can’t be just about saving lives, as he’s said many times. No, it has to be about lining his pockets and those of his big pharma buddies. It’s ridiculous.
And as to Trump’s “small personal financial interest in Sanofi”, it’s part of a family trust mutual fund.