Last week at a coronavirus briefing, President Trump said that health officials were looking at a pair of drugs that could show some promise in treating the coronavirus.
CNN and others saw it as Trump peddling false optimism:
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) March 20, 2020
Apparently it wasn’t so “unsubstantiated” after all, because after Trump made the announcement, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said that his state would be conducting trials of a combination of drugs, including one Trump mentioned.
So now the Left’s spin has done a one-eighty, with MSNBC’s Chris Hayes accusing the president of causing people to hoard one of the drugs:
The president touting hydroxychloroquine has, predictably, triggered hoarding of the drug to the point that even one hospital I know attempting to administer it as part of a trial is having a hard time getting its hands on the drug.
— Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) March 23, 2020
After that tweet, people had questions:
So Drs are hoarding? You can only get these meds with a prescription. https://t.co/EoLAq7ZR1r
— Heather (@dswhisperer2) March 23, 2020
Also, how is Trump supposed to prevent hoarding of something available in other countries?
— Witchy Chick (@1WitchyChick) March 23, 2020
We’re not quite sure.
You do know it has to be prescribed, right? Who is hoarding it, jackass?
— BayAreaFrau (@bayareahausfrau) March 23, 2020
How are people able to hoard without a prescription? Are dr's in on the hoarding?
— Abram- (@abram620) March 23, 2020
isn't it Rx only? how are people getting it?
— if U said you'd vote for any other woman, you lied (@MeAndMyDogToo) March 23, 2020
Who hoards this drug you dolt? Just checked and I didn’t have it in my “just in case I get malaria” drawer!! You need a prescription for this!!
— Andy Herbert (@andy3herbert) March 23, 2020
How are people hoarding it when it is prescription?
— Tina Rufo (@RufoTina) March 23, 2020
Is prescription, who is prescribing it? Rogue doctors?
— Time for #trickleupeconomics (@rfordham811) March 23, 2020
How does one hoard a drug you can only get with a prescription?
— Tim O'Brien (@Timobns) March 23, 2020
Hayes must not think a certain governor could be responsible in any way:
Does Gov. Cuomo touting it have the same impact?
— Lisa Boothe (@LisaMarieBoothe) March 23, 2020
Because “orange man bad,” of course!