DONALD Trump claimed hydroxychloroquine "gives extra protection" against coronavirus as he slammed Nancy Pelosi for saying he was obese.
The president revealed that he took the unproven drug despite medical evidence and dismissed Pelosi's assessment of his health risks in taking it.
He described Pelosi as "a waste of time" and a "sick woman" for saying he shouldn't be taking the medication prescribed by the White House doctor.
"I work with a lot of doctors," Trump said. "If you look at the survey, at the only bad survey, they were giving it to people in very bad shape.
"They were very old almost dead. It was. Trump enemy statement.
"A lot of frontline workers take because it possibly and I think it does — but people are going to have to make up their own mind.
"Plus, it doesn't hurt people: it's been out on the market for 60 or 65 years for malaria, lupus, and other things.
"I think it gives you an additional level of safety," he insisted. "You can ask, many doctors are in favor of it, many frontline workers won't go there unless they have the hydroxy."
Trump didn't waste any time slamming the House Speaker who said his age and weight put him at risk if he took the medication.
Echoing his press secretary Kayleigh McEnany, Trump clarified that it was an "individual decision to make" when it came to taking the malaria drug.
"It has a great reputation and if it was somebody else other than me, people would say 'oh, gee, isn't that smart," he added, saying the government were working on other treatment methods.
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