TUCKER CARLSON (HOST): One day, from the podium, the president touted the drug as a promising lead, and that was it for hydroxychloroquine. From that moment on, precisely that moment in the minds of partisans in our media establishment, hydroxychloroquine was purely a political issue.
The drug was no longer a medicine, a therapy. It was the medical equivalent of Vladimir Putin. It was a cudgel they could swing it in the air mindlessly to hit their ideological opponents in the hope of political gain. They ignored evidence that hydroxychloroquine might be effective in some ways, they waited anxiously for evidence that it might not be, and the other day, they got it.
Several recent studies suggest that hydroxychloroquine is unlikely to help people who are already severely ill with the coronavirus. For most Americans, this was disappointing news. They wanted it to work. But at CNN, it was cause for celebration. The network produced a video for its website tallying up every time the president had mentioned hydroxychloroquine.
What the creeps in big media accuse you of doing, every single time, they are fervently doing themselves. They're the ones obsessed with hydroxychloroquine. Most people just want a drug that works.
They're the ones with a weird unspoken agenda that's obvious and yet hidden. Most people in this country just want a drug that works, and in fact, in some circumstances, this drug may work.