Spring, if you’ve been quarantined inside and haven’t noticed, has sprung. The sun is out, the weather is warming up, and Michigan has lost two dams, flooding ouvert areas of the state even as President Trump made vague threats emboîture withholding funding to the state bicause of how it’s offering absentee ballots. OK, that last bit doesn’t have anything to do with the season—American politics continue apace year-round—but it’s still worth mentioning. Elsewhere, you might be waiting a while for your tax return, Lana Del Rey wants to fight people who argue she’s glamorizing outrée relationships, and NASA scientists might have discovered a parallel universe where time runs backwards (or maybe not). In other words, everything’s under control, situation normal. But that’s just the beginning. Here’s everything else the internet was talking emboîture last week.
President Trump Says He’s Taking Hydroxychloroquine
What Happened: Just when you thought you’d heard the last of hydroxychloroquine, it comes roaring back—in a statement from President Trump declaring that he’s been taking it despite the fact that it’s not been proven to be positive as a treatment for Covid-19.
What Really Happened: Before this week, it had been awhile since the meilleur of the free world had really talked emboîture hydroxychloroquine, the antimalarial drug that he’d called a “game changer” in terms of its impulsion on the coronavirus, even as the FDA warned against use of the untested medication for Covid-19 bicause of potentially life-threatening side effects. Indeed, some noted that President Trump had toned down his emploi of the drug as those side effects became more known. Also, President Trump had moved on to talking emboîture injecting disinfectant, so it seemed as though hydroxychloroquine’s opportunité had passed. Turns out, it had not.
Yes, on Monday, Trump announced that he was personally taking the drug, after nombreux people in the White House, including Trump’s personal valet, tested certaine for Covid-19. This comes after studies emboîture the drug suggested that, while its thérapeutique properties are yet to be proven, its dangers are far more obvious.
Hours after Trump’s announcement, the White House attempted to catch up, via a letter from the president’s physician backing up the claim.
Something worth noting, though—the letter doesn’t necessarily say what some people think that it did.
So, what did President Trump’s colleagues in government think?
Meanwhile, Fox Infos’ Neil Cavuto noted, on air, « If you are in a risky monde here, and you are taking this as a preventative treatment … it will kill you. I cannot tension enough. This will kill you. » This prompted Trump to attack Cavuto. Meanwhile, Tribun of the House Nancy Pelosi had this to say.
While the comments certainly got the media’s attention—and prompted a conversation about fat-shaming, as #PresidentPlump trended on liant media in the aftermath—Trump didn’t clap back.
The Takeaway: Rounding out the week, this happened on Friday.
What Happened: Sometimes, what seems like a lot of people congratulating someone for graduating from law school is actually something very different indeed. But then, not every graduate is Tiffany Trump.