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By Samanfur
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Oh.
Trump holds "financial interest" in pharmaceutical company that produces hydroxychloroquine: NYT

Trump and his allies have financial ties to companies that manufacture untested drug he’s touting for COVID-19

resident Donald Trump's fixation with hydroxychloroquine, a drug used to treat malaria and lupus, as a potential treatment for the novel coronavirus has left many medical experts, including members of his own administration, frustrated. The drug comes with severe side effects ranging from nausea and hair loss to blindness and cardiac arrest; the hoarding of the drug to test it in COVID-19 patients has resulted in autoimmune patients being denied it, and the evidence that it even helps COVID-19 patients in the first place is anecdotal at best.

But according to The New York Times, all of that may be secondary — because some people in the president's orbit stand to profit if hydroxychloroquine is approved to treat coronavirus.

The president himself, according to Peter Baker, Katie Rogers, David Enrich, and Maggie Haberman has a financial interest in Sanofi, the French pharmaceutical company that manufactures the drug under the brand Plaquenil.

"Some associates of Mr. Trump's have financial interests in the issue. Sanofi's largest shareholders include Fisher Asset Management, the mutual fund company run by Ken Fisher, a major donor to Republicans, including Mr. Trump," said the report. "Another investor in both Sanofi and Mylan, another pharmaceutical firm, is Invesco, the fund previously run by Wilbur Ross, the commerce secretary. As of last year, Mr. Trump reported that his three family trusts each had investments in a Dodge & Cox mutual fund, whose largest holding was in Sanofi."

Fisher has not commented on the story. And Ross has issued a statement that he "was not aware that Invesco has any investments in companies producing" the drug, "nor do I have any involvement in the decision to explore this as a treatment."
There's a link to the NY Times article after an unnecessarily large ad at the end of this one.
 
By Boiler
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Here we go.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-52213439
Speaking during the daily Coronavirus Task Force briefing at the White House on Tuesday, Mr Trump said his administration would take "a good look" at its contributions to the WHO, while questioning some of the UN agency's advice.

"They called it wrong," he said, adding: "They really, they missed the call. Fortunately, I rejected their advice on keeping our borders open to China early on. Why did they give us such a faulty recommendation?". On US financial contributions to the WHO, he said: "We're going to put a hold on money spent... we're going to put a very powerful hold on it and we're going to see."
 
By Bones McCoy
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Yesterday, trump commented that due to the quarantine, he's been spending more time indoors and had finished three entire books just yesterday.
And let me tell you, that's a lot of colouring in.
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By cycloon
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Trump, in one of his infinite array of saying utterly dire things that directly contradict the apparent values of his own base, but which somehow strengthen his support amongst his hardcore, decried McCain's capture in Vietnam, saying he preferred people who weren't captured.

A draft dodger scorned a war vet who was captured in service by implying the man was too weak, lame and or useless. And he got cheered.

There is video of McCain being interviewed in a North Vietnamese prison just after his capture. His legs were broken in the crash and he was tortured. Its harrowing to see him and realises his state. I have no candle for his politics, such as they were, but it's a cast iron example of the utter moral vacuum that is Trumpism.
 
By Andy McDandy
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In the film "Con Air", a drunken thug insults the war hero played by Nicolas Cage, with the line "It's 'cos of pussies like you that we lost Vietnam", when Cage initially refuses to rise to the bait.

That's Trump.
By mattomac
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cycloon wrote:
Thu Apr 09, 2020 10:58 pm
Trump, in one of his infinite array of saying utterly dire things that directly contradict the apparent values of his own base, but which somehow strengthen his support amongst his hardcore, decried McCain's capture in Vietnam, saying he preferred people who weren't captured.

A draft dodger scorned a war vet who was captured in service by implying the man was too weak, lame and or useless. And he got cheered.

There is video of McCain being interviewed in a North Vietnamese prison just after his capture. His legs were broken in the crash and he was tortured. Its harrowing to see him and realises his state. I have no candle for his politics, such as they were, but it's a cast iron example of the utter moral vacuum that is Trumpism.
Saying that it was fare game for the republicans in general on John Kerry, the republicans and trump suit each other so well.
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