Even as a malaria medicine, chloroquine is a prescription drug, and no one should take any such medicine — let alone for a possible coronavirus case — without consulting a doctor. Nor did Trump suggest anyone try it.
Yet none of those facts stopped the media from blaming the prez for the man’s death.
“Arizona man dies after attempting to take Trump coronavirus ‘cure,’ ” reported the Guardian. “A Man Died After Self-Medicating With A Form Of A Drug That Trump Promoted,” blared BuzzFeed.
Fact is, from the second the president touted chloroquine, plus a related drug, hydroxychloroquine, and the antibiotic azithromycin, as a possible treatment for COVID-19, the press sprung into attack mode.