Jamie Dupree

Trump taking hydroxychloroquine to defend against Coronavirus

Despite warnings from the Food and Drug Administration about the use of a malaria drug to ward off the Coronavirus, President Donald Trump told reporters on Monday that he is taking hydroxycholorquine, saying that he started using the malaria drug several weeks ago.

"You'd be surprised how many people are taking it," the President said to reporters during a round table with restaurant industry leaders at the White House.

"I happen to be taking it," Mr. Trump said, drawing immediate questions in the White House State Dining Room.

"I'm taking it. Hydroxychloroquine. Right now, yeah," Mr. Trump added.

Jamie Dupree

Jamie Dupree, CMG Washington News Bureau

Radio News Director of the Washington Bureau