Donald Trump took to Twitter on Saturday morning to promote two anti-malarial drugs as "one of the biggest game changers in the history of medicine," but some medical experts are warning that the president's notions are premature.
"HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE & AZITHROMYCIN, taken together, have a real chance to be one of the biggest game changers in the history of medicine. The FDA has moved mountains - Thank You! Hopefully they will BOTH (H works better with A, International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents) be put in use IMMEDIATELY. PEOPLE ARE DYING, MOVE FAST, and GOD BLESS EVERYONE!" the president wrote.
His message was met with incredulity, with social media followers pointing out that the president has also claimed in the past that windmills cause cancer - an assertion that hasn't been proven true.
Trump repeatedly promoted the drugs this week, saying he believed that they could be the solution to the growing coronavirus crisis. During a press conference on Friday, the president said that while he didn't have extensive evidence to support the drugs, he had a good feeling about them.