President Donald Trump announced Monday that he's been taking hydroxychloroquine recreationally for weeks. It's something doctors have urged people not to take without being on a heart monitor so they could watch in case the person's heart rate became irregular.
It was an admission that prompted many to break into hysterics with questions and comments about Trump's casual drug use amid a pandemic.
When he advocated for hydroxychloroquine, the country quickly saw a run on the drug where one couple took an aquarium cleaner because it had a toxic version of hydroxychloroquine in the substance. The husband died and his wife warned people not to listen to anything Trump says.
You can see the ridicule of Trump in the tweets below:
Fox News's Neil Cavuto is stunned by Trump's announcement that he's taking hydroxychloroquine: "If you are in a ris… https://t.co/RlmuTKWhP9— Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar)1589834628.0
so basically the president of the United States is now hopped up on a cocktail of adderall, hydroxychloroquine and stupidity— Jeff Tiedrich (@Jeff Tiedrich)1589834478.0
🚨Trump just said he is taking hydroxychloroquine. "I take it. So far, I seem to be OK." Don’t try this at home, f… https://t.co/nHNP0MIz2y— Lindy Li (@Lindy Li)1589834416.0
Trump, who just said that his evidence for the preventative value of hydroxychloroquine is that "I get a lot of pos… https://t.co/NA62pBPxfL— Daniel Dale (@Daniel Dale)1589834191.0
People, stop yelling at me that Trump is lying about taking hydroxychloroquine. I said "WTF" because there are only… https://t.co/hyT0KbuQDl— Tom Nichols (@Tom Nichols)1589834063.0
Pres Trump says he is taking hydroxychloroquine everyday to protect against the coronavirus. People taking it are w… https://t.co/BXp7UTSur6— Yamiche Alcindor (@Yamiche Alcindor)1589834685.0
President Trump just said he is taking hydroxychloroquine. So if you believe a man who claims to never drink or us… https://t.co/29oHFvfSDJ— Tony Posnanski (@Tony Posnanski)1589834746.0
Wow. On Fox News, immediately after airing Trump’s remarks about how he's taking hydroxychloroquine and Trump asked… https://t.co/1nNe1IzSMI— Ahmed Baba (@Ahmed Baba)1589834215.0
Can’t believe I’m typing this, but is the White House going to provide proof that Trump is taking hydroxychloroquin… https://t.co/oRMYXFK6u4— Sam Stein (@Sam Stein)1589834375.0
Fox News desperately trying not to get sued while their audience rushes out to pop some hydroxychloroquine. https://t.co/mz0x9PTz8P— Kaz Weida (@Kaz Weida)1589834736.0
PS/ Is Trump *really* taking hydroxychloroquine? I've no idea. No one does. But he knows that *saying* he is taking… https://t.co/qywLkZKYil— Seth Abramson (@Seth Abramson)1589834761.0
In the last ten minutes Donald Trump has said that all inspector generals should be fired because "they may be Obam… https://t.co/YZSJjwlETt— David Freedlander (@David Freedlander)1589834358.0
Some reporter needs to ask Trump about the size, color, & shape of hydroxychloroquine pills 💊— William LeGate 🇺🇸 (@William LeGate 🇺🇸)1589834872.0
A doctor speaking on Fox said the prez taking hydroxychloroquine is a big leap that should not be taken casually by those watching at home— Gordon Lubold (@Gordon Lubold)1589834993.0
Trump either has COVID-19 or he owns stock in the company(or companies) the produce hydroxychloroquine.— Alex Cole (@Alex Cole)1589834894.0