White House doctor prescribed hydroxychloroquine for Trump, McEnany says

The story about President Trump taking hydroxychloroquine is now on its third day, as the White House press secretary said Trump was prescribed the drug while the president added that he is nearly done with it.

Meanwhile, the CDC released guidelines about opening up schools, child-care facilities, restaurants and mass transit — well after states have already started reopening.

We’ll start at the White House:

White House doctor prescribed hydroxychloroquine for Trump, McEnany says

President Trump’s controversial use of hydroxychloroquine comes with a prescription, his spokeswoman says.

Trump‘s physician prescribed hydroxychloroquine for him as a preventative measure against the coronavirus, White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said Wednesday amid criticism and questions about whether Trump is actually taking the drug.

“Yes, the doctor did prescribe it for him. And he took it after having several discussions with Dr. [Sean] Conley about its efficacy,” McEnany told David Brody of CBN News.

McEnany’s comments came two days after the White House released a brief letter from Conley that said he and Trump had determined the benefits of taking the anti-malaria drug prophylactically to guard against COVID-19 outweighed the risks. But the letter did not explicitly state that the doctor had prescribed hydroxychloroquine, nor did it include information about Trump’s dosage.

The president, meanwhile, said Wednesday that he will complete his use of the drug in the next couple of days.

“I think the regimen finishes in a day or two. I think it’s in two days,” Trump told reporters during a meeting with the governors of Arkansas and Kansas.

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