(ConservativePeak.Com)- The media has a way of making everything President Trump’s fault.
Their most recent effort is claiming the president is to blame for a man dying after consuming fish tank cleaner that was clearly labeled “not for human consumption.”
As the Chinese coronavirus continues to sweep the United States, President Trump and his advisors are looking at all possible medication and remedies to help those suffering from the disease and to prevent others from getting it. In recent days, the president has discussed the possible treatment of the novel coronavirus with the use of the chloroquine drug.
During a White House press briefing, the president touted the possibility of using chloroquine, a medicine already used to treat Malaria, as a cure for coronavirus. Studies in Europe have suggested it could be effective in treating the disease but the president made it clear the drug was not approved by American authorities for use as a coronavirus treatment.
Despite this, a married couple in Arizona jumped to the conclusion that any product containing chloroquine could help them avoid catching the virus. This is not true.
The couple consumed a fish tank cleaner product that contained chloroquine phosphate, an entirely different compound that is dangerous to humans. Particularly in large quantities.
Soon after consuming teaspoons of the substance the pair became sick and called for an ambulance. Sadly, the husband died in hospital and the wife is still being treated. Incredibly, she chose to give interviews from her bed in which she blamed the president for their reckless actions.
“We saw Trump on TV – every channel – and all of his buddies and that this was safe,” she told NBC News. “Trump kept saying it was basically pretty much a cure.”
The president did not tell the American people to consume any products containing chloroquine phosphate, nor did he advise what quantities may prove effective or lethal.
Naturally, every major media group has jumped onto the story and led readers to believe the president was at fault. Axios was forced to retract a tweet that implied the president was at fault.
We have deleted this tweet and corrected our story because it did not reflect the full nature of the self-medication done with an additive commonly used to clean fish tanks. https://t.co/0zucqRaIkI pic.twitter.com/3YY86rju2w
— Axios (@axios) March 24, 2020
“A man has died after ingesting chloroquine phosphate – one of the anti-malaria drugs that Trump has mentioned in recent days,” the original tweet read.
The problem? Trump did not say chloroquine phosphate was a cure, or that it is an anti-malaria drug. Because it isn’t. Chloroquine phosphate is entirely different.
“We have deleted this tweet and corrected our story because it did not reflect the full nature of the self-medication done with an additive commonly used to clean fish tanks,” Axios later posted.