'Should I be? Huh? I never thought about it': Trump asks if he should use insulin at White House seniors event

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President Donald Trump's latest tangent ended up in speculation about whether he should take insulin.

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  • President Donald Trump made some confusing comments about insulin on Tuesday.

  • During a White House event on senior citizens, Trump veered from his prepared remarks after reading a line about the price of insulin.

  • "I don't use insulin," Trump said. "Should I be? Huh? I never thought about it. But I know a lot of people are very badly affected, right? Unbelievable."

  • Shortly afterward, Surgeon General Jerome Adams tried to explain the president's comments: "So yes, we do utilize insulin, but we make it ourselves."

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"I don't use insulin," Trump said Tuesday during a White House event for senior citizens. "Should I be? Huh? I never thought about it. But I know a lot of people are very badly affected, right? Unbelievable."

Trump's comments came as he veered from prepared remarks. 

After reading a line on the high cost of insulin, Trump asked the crowd of reporters if he should be taking the drug. 

Shortly afterward, Surgeon General Jerome Adams attempted to explain Trump's query. 

"So yes, we do utilize insulin, but we make it ourselves," Adams said.

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