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Donald Trump accused of gaslighting, giving Americans false hopes about ‘very impressive’ coronavirus drugs in latest tweets

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Donald Trump has been accused of gaslighting and giving Americans false hopes when it comes to the possible coronavirus drugs that have not been approved by the FDA.

After receiving flak for saying that chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine have been approved by the FDA, the POTUS urged the company to speed up its testing.

“HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE & AZITHROMYCIN, taken together, have a real chance to be one of the biggest game-changers in the history of medicine. The FDA has moved mountains - Thank You! Hopefully, they will BOTH (H works better with A, International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents) be put in use IMMEDIATELY. PEOPLE ARE DYING, MOVE FAST, and GOD BLESS EVERYONE! @US_FDA @SteveFDA @CDCgov @DHSgov,” he tweeted.

However, Political Flare accused the POTUS of manipulating the country with his latest tweet. In the past, he claimed to have had a hunch that the mortality rate will be 1 percent and that the mortality rate will be higher than 1 percent.

“Trump is again pumping up hyperbole without any basis to give people such false hope. Trump’s statement about “being put to use immediately” is referring only to the study – and it’s a study – and thus there is not even evidence yet that it works!” journalist Jason Miciak said.

On Twitter, Trump’s critics and supporters also shared their thoughts about the president’s tweets and the so-called game-changing coronavirus drugs.

“President spreading super dangerous misinformation that will make the crisis worse,” Twitter user @DavMicRot said.

“Doctor Trump is prescribing medication for #COVID-19 to millions of Americans on Twitter. I advise you to listen to experts NOT Doctor Trump,” Twitter user @ChildNwatu said.

“Adderall and diet coke, taken together, make you suggest unproven medicines during a pandemic,” Twitter user @jeremynewberger said.

“Thank you, Mr. President, for always being there for us and working 24/7 to keep us safe during these difficult times,” Twitter user @real_defender said.

“Great news! Thank you for keeping us informed!” Twitter user @Lrihendry said.

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