UPDATE: White House Physician Explains Why Trump Is Taking Hydroxychloroquine

Sean P. Conley, Physician To The President, Issues Statement Explaining Trump’s Hydroxychloroquine Prescription

Earlier today, Nationalist Review reported that President Trump was taking hydroxychloroquine daily as a preventative measures.

The news, which Trump announced at a White House event, was met with outrage from Fox News host Neil Cavuto, who warned viewers that taking the medication could kill them—until his guest, Dr. Janette Nesheiwat, told him she believed the medication was a valuable resource for clinicians to have in their arsenals.

Conley’s statement reads as follows (document attached below):

“As has been previously reported, two weeks ago one of the President’s support staff tested positive for COVID-19. The President is in very good health and has remained symptom-free. He receives regular COVID-19 testing, all negative to date.”

“After numerous discussions he and I had regarding the evidence for and against the use of hydroxychloroquine, we concluded the potential benefit from treatment outweighed the relative risks.”

“In consultation with out inter-agency partners and subject matter experts around the country, I continue to monitor the myriad studies investigating potential COVID-19 therapies, and I anticipate employing the same shared medical decision making based on evidence at hand in the future.”