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Donald Trump Jr walloped for trying to smear woman who gave husband fish tank cleaner

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Donald Trump Jr. boosted a conspiracy theory smearing a woman as a murderer to shield his father from blame in her husband’s death.

The couple ingested fish tank cleaner, which contains a chemical touted by President Donald Trump as a possible treatment for the coronavirus, and initial news reports about the man’s death and his wife’s hospitalization cast blame on the president.

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The Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency use authorization Sunday for malaria drugs hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine, which Trump had called a treatment despite extremely limited evidence of its effectiveness.

The 61-year-old woman, who is reportedly a Democratic donor and not a big Trump fan, said she and her 68-year-old husband ingested some chloroquine they found in their pantry, but it was not in medicine form and not safe for human consumption.

The president’s eldest son retweeted a link from a right-leaning conspiracy theory account that posted screen shots of a purported deposition the woman gave in 2012 claiming a history of mental illness and a desire to divorce her husband, with the apparent implication that she murdered him years later and blamed the president.

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Other social media users blasted Trump Jr. for attempting to smear the woman based on flimsy evidence.

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