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Trump conspicuously doesn’t mention hydroxychloroquine when noting possible therapies for COVID-19

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President Donald Trump speaks during a press conference at the White House. (AFP / Roberto SCHMIDT)

At Monday’s White House coronavirus task force briefing, President Donald Trump discussed potential therapies and treatments in testing for COVID-19.

However, one treatment was conspicuously not mentioned in Trump’s remarks: Hydroxychloroquine, the anti-malarial drug he has been touting for weeks as a possible miracle drug.

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Hydroxychloroquine has been all over Fox News in the wake of a poorly-crafted French study that suggested it could prevent deaths in infected patients.

However, larger and more robust independent studies have so far failed to find any benefit from the drug. Meanwhile, lupus patients, who also rely on it, have faced a catastrophic shortage as the drug has been hoarded for possible use in the pandemic.


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Did Florida Republican Matt Gaetz just get an illegal donation from the Trump organization?

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The campaign to re-elect Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., a reliable ally of President Donald Trump, appears to have received a deep discount on lodging at Trump International Hotel in Washington during the Republican National Convention in August, federal records show. Such a discount would violate federal election law barring corporations from contributing directly to campaigns, according to campaign finance experts.
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Republican ‘hero’ who helped stop terror attack faces questions over ‘affiliations’ to right-wing extremists

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An Oregon congressional candidate who drew worldwide acclaim for helping to stop a terror attack faces questions about his "affiliations" to extremists ahead of Election Day.

Former Oregon National Guardsman Alex Skarlatos, better known as the "Paris train hero" after he and four others subdued a gunman while traveling in Europe in 2015, is running in Oregon's 4th Congressional District. Democratic groups claim that his association with Timber Unity, a group linked to extremist groups such as the Proud Boys, QAnon and the Three Percenter movement, raises "serious questions about his affiliations."

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Morning Joe destroys your Facebook friends’ excuses for voting for Trump

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MSNBC's Joe Scarborough said most of the people he grew up hate President Donald Trump, but they're voting for him anyway.

The "Morning Joe" host said they share many of his concerns about the president and his fitness for office, but he said they always offer excuses for holding their nose and voting to give him four more years.

"It's good talking to them and just saying, so why are you voting for this man?" Scarborough said. "'Well, he's a terrible guy, he's a horrible example for my kids, I'd never invite him over to the house, he's despicable -- I hate him, I just hate him,' but and then, fill in the blank, AOC or Nancy Pelosi or Bernie Sanders or regulations or tax cuts or 401(k)s, and I say, so, well, we have right now a president of the United States who is demanding that his attorney general arrest the former vice president of the United States, his chief political competitor. This is something that happens or happened in the former Soviet Union, this is something that happens still in Russia."

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