In spite of his medical experts saying that any claims of efficacy are anecdotal and not found in any sort of clinical trial, Donald Trump is pushing the idea of the potential “miracle cure” that is hydroxychloroquine.
Early on in the pandemic, Trump believed that it would magically go away, like a miracle. So maybe he is simply trying to hang his hat on that. He does have a very simple mind and maybe that is all it is.
But he can act in nefarious ways. I have posited on Youtube and on Twitter that maybe he is pushing this miracle cure like a snake oil salesman because perhaps he invested in the companies that make the drug and is trying to make a quick buck by pumping the stocks up and then dumping them. I have no evidence that he has invested in these companies but I wouldn’t be surprised if he had.
But there is another nefarious reason here if you connect the dots. Norvartis, a company that makes the drug, paid Michael Cohen over a million dollars to do work that Cohen proved “unable to do”. Novartis believed Cohen ““could advise the company as to how the Trump administration might approach certain U.S. health-care policy matters, including the Affordable Care Act.”
Michael Cohen plead guilty on 8 counts. He was Donald Trump’s lawyer for 12 years.
This doesn’t pass the smell test.