White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany shredded CNN host Chris Cuomo earlier today. This coming after Cuomo’s derisive comments directed at President Donald Trump following the admission he was taking experimental drug hydroxychloroquine.
McEnany stated, “Hydroxychloroquine has been a drug in use for 65 years for lupus, arthritis, and malaria. It has a very good safety profile but as with any drug and any prescription, it should be given by a doctor to a patient in that context, so no one should be taking this without a prescription from their doctor.”
She added, “You had Chris Cuomo saying the president knows hydroxychloroquine is not supported by science. He knows it has been flagged by his own people and is using it. Well, Cuomo mocked the president for this and interestingly, I found this out just before coming here, hydroxychloroquine, of course, is FDA approved medication with a long proven track record for safety. It turns out, Chris Cuomo took a less safe version of it called quinine, which the FDA removed from the market in 2006 because of its serious side effects including death.”
Along with, “So, really interesting to have that criticism of the president on that note to Chris Cuomo, I would like to redirect him to his brother, the governor of New York, Governor Cuomo, who has several on the record statements about hydroxychloroquine saying, ‘I’m an optimist, I’m hopeful about the drug and that’s why we’ll try here in New York as soon as we get it. There has been anecdotal evidence that it’s promising, that’s why we are going ahead.’ I have about eight other quotes from Governor Cuomo should any of you have interest in it.”
The CNN personality had argued, “I’m telling you, it’s a winning argument for him. Beat me up all you want. Sanjay [Gupta’s] going to come on for a second. We got Rich Besser tonight, who used to head up the CDC. Excellent doctors. They’ll slap around what the president is doing.”
Cuomo claimed, “It’s irrelevant. Okay? He wins this argument. Why? Because he believes, because he’s taken a chance, because he’s strong.” McEnany quickly becoming a force to be reckoned with.