MSNBC's Scarborough: Let Me Assure You, The Selfish, Obese, Germophobe President Is Not Taking Hydroxychloroquine | Video | RealClearPolitics

MSNBC's Scarborough: Let Me Assure You, The Selfish, Obese, Germophobe President Is Not Taking Hydroxychloroquine

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MSNBC's Joe Scarborough said Tuesday that based on his experience eating a meal with Donald Trump one time where the president washed his hands with wipes, he must be lying about taking a preventive dose of Hydroxychloroquine to avoid the coronavirus.


JOE SCARBOROUGH: When the President of the United States actually says he's doing something which, let me assure you, he is not doing -- let me assure you, the president of the United States is not taking hydroxychloroquine. In all the time that I knew him, I only sat for one meal with him. Before that meal, he had wipes like this high and would go through the wipes, compulsively, and wipe his hands, sanitize his hands before eating anything.

So he is not taking something that his own administration has said will kill you. That his own FDA said will kill you. That the VA said will kill you. Fox News said -- and I say this to seniors who I'm so so worried about, and we're all worried about you, because the president has been acting so reckless over the past several months -- listen, it will kill you. This will kill you, Fox News said. That's what doctors will say, too. The FDA said, take it if you're in the hospital. Take it if you're in a closely watched clinical trial. Don't take it unless you're under those circumstances.

So the president is not taking it and, yet, yet, he's telling Americans that they should take it. It takes his responsibility to a whole new level, willie. I've got to say, this is a man who, from the very beginning of his administration, has acted like he doesn't want to be re-elected. I'm dead serious about that. He does things every day that only cause more problems for himself.

Yesterday, of course -- we're going to be showing polls in Florida. We're going to be showing how he is losing seniors. Here's another great example. What are seniors going to do? Are they going to start popping hydroxychloroquine? Doctors will say, "Don't do it." especially if you're like Donald Trump and you have all these challenges. I mean, he's old. He is overweight. He certainly does -- he is at least -- would fit into the obese category. Those are real risks for having a very bad reaction to COVID-19. So I'm just worried this morning, there are some people who may have seen that yesterday and think that maybe they need to do it. My message today is, don't do it, first of all. Secondly, know that the president of the United States, an extraordinarily selfish man, not doing something that the Trump administration said will kill you.
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