The liberal elites of Hollywood have gone into full meltdown mode since President Donald Trump announced on Monday that he has been taking the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine as a preventative measure against COVID-19.
The mainstream media had a field day after Trump said that he has been taking the drug for a week and feels just fine. Many leftwing outlets pushed the fake news narrative that Trump is only backing hydroxychloroquine because he stands to profit from it financially, claiming that he owns a stake in the pharmaceutical giant Sanofi that makes the drug, according to Breitbart News.
It has previously been found that this narrative is effectively false, as Trump’s financial disclosures show that his financial interest in Sanofi could be as much as $1,485 and as low as $99.10. Even the super-liberal Snopes has debunked claims that Trump is trying to profit financially off the drug, but this did not stop the liberals of Hollywood from trying to spread this narrative, with Barbra Streisand leading the charge:
Trump says he’s now taking hydroxychloroquine. He might be lying but could it be because he has a small stake in the company Sanofi who owns it? That’s according to Forbes this past April…
— Barbra Streisand (@BarbraStreisand) May 18, 2020
Actress Mia Farrow also got in on the action by claiming that Trump has nefarious motives when it comes to pushing the drug, with actor Adam Goldberg chiming in to wrongly say that the president is an “investor.”
He’s an investor.
— Wear a Fucking Mask or Stay Home (@TheAdamGoldberg) May 18, 2020
Bette Midler, who seems to enjoy bashing Trump like it’s her job these days, falsely claimed that hydroxychloroquine has been shown to be “completely ineffective” to fight coronavirus despite the fact that some patients have had fast recoveries after taking the drug.
The president says he’s taking hydroxychloroquine to protect himself from Covid-19, even though it’s been shown to be completely ineffective. Side effects are paranoia, hallucinations & psychosis. I guess he’s been taking it for YEARS!
— bettemidler (@BetteMidler) May 19, 2020
“Law & Order: SVU” star Christopher Meloni described Trump taking the drug as a “gateway to stupid,” while comedian Chelsea Handler agreed that it was “stupid” for the president to be taking it.
Don’t like this…it’s a gateway stupid to even more stupid
Trump admits he’s taking hydroxychloroquine | Raw Story https://t.co/k7zoXgzq6t
— Chris Meloni (@Chris_Meloni) May 19, 2020
Trump taking hydroxychloroquine when he doesn’t have covid is so stupid. A better idea would be for him to swallow a bottle of the Clorox he recommended. Can we do that???
— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) May 19, 2020
Other stars jumped on the fake news story that Trump had advocated for people to ingest bleach to fight COVID-19, which never actually happened.
But no mainlining Clorox yet, I’m gonna guess. https://t.co/bAr6UKrM2p
— Jeffrey Wright (@jfreewright) May 18, 2020
— MichaelRapaport (@MichaelRapaport) May 18, 2020
Well, if he’s really taking hydroxychloroquine, maybe he’ll inject bleach next. Who knows with this guy.
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) May 18, 2020
Finally, “The West Wing” actor Josh Malina called Trump a “rat” for taking the drug.
Hydroxychloroquine is an antimalaria drug that has not been proven to prevent COVID-19. But apparently clinical trials are being conducted on a single rat.
— (((Josh Malina))) (@JoshMalina) May 18, 2020
Hollywood liberals are so consumed by anti-Trump stance that they are all bashing a drug that has the potential to save lives just to make him look bad.