He railed against the media’s coverage of those efforts, though, arguing that the president has been the target of “snarky, gotcha questions from the White House media pool.” He said that as soon as Trump promoted hydroxychloroquine, the press launched a concerted effort to discredit the drug.

“The stridency of the partisan attacks on [Trump have] gotten higher and higher,” he said. “The politicization of decisions like hydroxychloroquine, it’s been amazing to me.”

“Before the president said anything about it, there was fair and balanced drug of this very promising drug,” Barr continued. “And the fact that it had such a long track record, the risks were pretty well-known. As soon as Trump said something positive about it, the media’s been on a jihad to discredit the drug.”