Pence Takes Up the Fight for HCQ

Pence Takes Up the Fight for HCQ

( – Vice President Mike Pence has been deeply involved in the country’s efforts to defeat the coronavirus pandemic from the very beginning. Now he’s fighting for our lives.

The VP met with doctors from an organization called America’s Frontline Doctors on Tuesday, July 28. The organization produced a video that went viral earlier this week advocating the use of the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine as an effective treatment for COVID-19.

After receiving tens of millions of views, social media companies felt provoked to censor it. Not satisfied with merely taking down the video, Facebook and Twitter penalized several individuals who posted the clip, including President Trump’s eldest son, Donald J. Trump, Jr.

In a surprise twist, Don Jr. appeared to get the last word when he sounded off about his 12-hour suspension on Twitter during an interview with Fox News host Tucker Carlson. He raked Twitter over the coals, pointing out that CNN propagandist Jake Tapper posted a tweet a few weeks earlier, promoting a study that found that hydroxychloroquine did boost the survival rate of coronavirus victims.

Likewise, the meeting between America’s Frontline Doctors and Pence appeared to be an effort to put social media companies on notice. The group’s leader, Simone Gold, tweeted they spoke with Pence about recent efforts to censor doctors on those platforms.

Asked about the video on Wednesday, President Trump told reporters he was “very impressed,” adding that when it comes to hydroxychloroquine, his only goal is to “save lives.”

In a move possibly related to the controversy surrounding the clip, the White House released a statement later in the day regarding the implementation of Trump’s previous executive order aimed at preventing online censorship.

It appears that the administration will end up getting the last word on this issue.

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