Fact Check: Trump Lied and People Died (from Hydroxychloroquine)?

“We’re also implementing the trial drug we have secured 70,000 hydro chloroquine 10,000 zithromax from the federal government. I want to thank the FDA for moving very expeditiously to get us this supply. The President ordered the FDA to move and the FDA moved. […] The President is optimistic about this about these drugs and we are all optimistic that it could work. I’ve spoken with a number of health officials and there is a good basis to believe that they could work. […] We don’t know, but let’s find out and let’s find out quickly. And, I agree with the President on that” — New York Governor Andrew Cuomo 3/22/2020
“We want to ensure that doctors have the ability to prescribe these medicines […] We obviously want to be nimble in this crisis […] No one could predict that we would be in this position a week ago — Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer 3/30/2020

Supposed feud between Trump and Fauci

Philadelphia’s Morning Answer with Chris Stigall — interview with Dr. Anthony Fauci 3/25/2020 (interview begins at time 1:52:00)

Conclusion

The available information shows Trump’s support for hydroxychloroquine was honest, merited, and similar to remarks by Dr. Fauci.

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