Democrat State Legislator Thanks Trump for Recommending Hydroxychloroquine and Saving Her Life

Democrat State Legislator Thanks Trump for Recommending Hydroxychloroquine and Saving Her Life

Michigan State Representative Karen Whitsett, a Democrat representing Detroit, thanked President Trump for touting hydroxychloroquine as treatment for the Chinese coronavirus and for saving her life.

Whitsett told the Detroit Free Press (DFP) that she was cured by the drug and that “[it] had to do with the president…bringing it up. He is the only person who has the power to make it a priority.”

Whitsett and her husband started seeking treatment for multiple symptoms on March 18th and started on hydroxychloroquine on March 31st, after it being prescribed by her doctor. She then tested positive for Covid-19 on Monday, while her husband is still awaiting his test results, according to the DFP.

Whitsett then told the outlet that within two hours she started to feel relief from her symptoms of “shortness of breath, swollen lymph nodes, and what felt like a sinus infection.”

When asked if Trump may have saved her life, she said: “Yes, I do,” and “I do thank him for that.”

Trump then tweeted a response congratulating Whitsett:

It’s refreshing seeing Democrats putting politics aside and giving credit to Trump where it’s due, as he has clearly been the biggest champion of hydroxychloroquine, even in the face of many doubters.

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