On Monday, President Donald Trump retweeted multiple posts of right-wing personalities attacking Fox News host Neil Cavuto, including some calling him "an idiot" and "foolish and gullible," for warning that hydroxychloroquine can cause life-threatening side effects.
Hard to Believe Cavuto is this foolish & gullible. The VA study he quotes is total fraud conducted on only very old… https://t.co/MEfryjsnx3— Wayne Allyn Root (@Wayne Allyn Root) 1589844710.0
Cavuto’s losing to CNN. Can’t imagine why. What an asshole. https://t.co/v3A0x7dUKN— Let's Start Our Own MAGA CHAZ! (@Let's Start Our Own MAGA CHAZ!) 1589840172.0
Cavuto's warning came immediately after the president said that he has been taking a prophylactic course of hydroxycholoroquine to prevent COVID-19 after members of his White House staff tested positive — even though overwhelming and growing medical evidence says that this drug has no effect on COVID-19.
In recent months, the president has soured on Fox News, frequently criticizing hosts like Cavuto who challenge his statements. He has increasingly turned instead to One America News, a smaller and even more far-right network, as his favorite TV source.