Trump unleashes on Fox News host who warned against use of hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19

Trump lashes out after Fox News host Neil Cavuto pointed out hydroxychloroquine can be fatal

Published May 19, 2020 3:00AM (EDT)

Donald Trump and Niel Cavuto (Fox News/Getty Images/Salon)
Donald Trump and Niel Cavuto (Fox News/Getty Images/Salon)

This article originally appeared on Raw Story


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.

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.

By Matthew Chapman

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