Tuesday during an appearance on MSNBC's "Morning Joe," Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer puzzled through several different possible explanations for why the president would nonchalantly announce during a random White House event
that he has been taking a drug called Hydroxychloroquine as a potential preventive measure against catching the coronavirus:
SEN. CHUCK SCHUMER: It's reckless to tell people he's using hydroxychloroquine. All of the experts say at best it doesn't help. So, what about senior citizens who don't go to the doctor who take hydroxychloroquine, listening to the president. And at worst, it hurts you.
I don't know why he did it. Maybe he has family or friends who own part of the company. It's not unlike the president. Someone at Mar-a-Lago or someone on the phone tells him, oh, this a good company and he just talks about it.
Maybe he did it to divert attention from all the bad things happening, and maybe he's just lying. This president doesn't tell the truth. He may be taking this, he may not. What he does is whatever suits his ego at the moment and thinks might help him he does and then it hurts the country and as you said, hurts him. If he had focused on testing, had focused on getting PPE. If he had focused on a careful plan nationwide, how we get moving again, we'd be in a lot better shape than we are now. A lot of the reason that we are suffering much worse than other countries is inept leadership by this president. Whether on opening up in a careful, measured way or so many other issues such as talking about hydroxychloroquine last night. Reckless. Reckless.